Periodontal care refers to the treatments used to treat gum (periodontal) disease. If you have gum disease, it’s important to get periodontal care from an expert dentist in Jacksonville like Dr. Charles Poblenz. With timely treatment, it may be possible to completely eliminate or halt the progression of gum disease without requiring surgery. Contact us now to schedule a consultation.
Preventive dentistry if your foundation for a healthy smile. With regular cleanings and exams, small dental issues can be caught before they turn into large and costly problems. Preventive dental care along with a diligent at-home brushing and flossing routine can help prevent dental issues all together. It’s these small investments in your oral hygiene that lead to a beautiful, healthy smile.
Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, can be reversed and eliminated. But if it’s left untreated, it will cause permanent damage to your mouth, and it will not be possible to completely reverse this damage. This is why early treatment is so important!
Scaling & root planing (deep cleaning) is the first line of defense against gum disease. To determine if it’s right for you, Dr. Poblenz will need to examine your mouth and check for signs of gum disease.
It takes two appointments to get a deep cleaning, since half of your mouth is cleaned at each consultation. Dr. Poblenz will numb your mouth, then clean deeply between the gums and teeth to eliminate the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that cause gum disease. The process usually takes about two hours.
To ensure the best outcome, Dr. Poblenz will usually prescribe antibiotics that you’ll take after deep cleanings. You’ll also need to maintain good at-home oral hygiene.
Depending on your case, you may need to come back every 3-4 months for periodontal maintenance. This is basically a “mini” deep cleaning.