Periodontal Care In Jacksonville

What Is Periodontal Care?

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. 

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Why is preventive dental care important?

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.

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Did you know…

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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! 

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How It Works: The Scaling & Root Planing Process

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Initial consultation

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.

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Cleaning your mouth

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.

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Antibiotics and aftercare

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.

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Periodontal maintenance

Depending on your case, you may need to come back every 3-4 months for periodontal maintenance. This is basically a “mini” deep cleaning.

More About Periodontal Care

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Do I Need Periodontal Care?

If you suspect that you have gum disease, you need periodontal care in Jacksonville. The most common signs of early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) include gum discoloration and swelling, gum tenderness, halitosis (bad breath) and bleeding easily when brushing or flossing.

If you have a more severe case of gum disease, you may also experience symptoms like gum recession which makes your teeth look longer, severe tenderness and sensitivity when you bite and chew, and even a change in how your teeth fit together.
The sooner you get periodontal care to treat your gum disease, the better. Even if it’s not possible to completely eliminate your gum disease, proper care from a dentist will prevent further damage to your teeth and gums, and may allow you to avoid the need for surgical treatment. 

So if you recognize the above signs and symptoms and suspect you may have gum disease, don’t wait. Contact JAX Dental Studios right away to get the treatment you need for gingivitis and gum disease in Jacksonville.

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Will I Need Surgery To Treat Gum Disease?

This depends on your case, the extent of your gum disease, and when you seek care from a dentist. In some cases, a deep cleaning alone may not be enough to restore your gums. You may require additional treatments like gum flap surgery to clean below your teeth, or gum grafting to restore the health of your gums. Dr. Poblenz can discuss these surgeries in more detail with you at your appointment at JAX Dental Studio.