As the best implant dentist in South Florida, we see a lot of dental implants! And while dental implants are a great alternative to bridges and dentures, it’s not a perfect substitute for your natural teeth. Whenever possible, we want to try to preserve your natural teeth, and that means that we have a strong periodontics practice.
Periodontics is the subspecialty that focuses on the part of your mouth that isn’t your teeth. Periodontists will focus on keeping the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth healthy. Dental implants fall within the periodontics umbrella as well, since it’s important to understand the gums and roots if you’re going to do a good job installing an implant into the mouth.
But periodontics is about more than just installing dental implants. Good periodontal care can help prevent the need for dental implants. We can help with treating severe gum disease that, if left untreated, can cause tooth loss. We can also help with techniques like root scaling, planing, or debridement.
We invite you to contact our [Plantation/Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood/Pembrooke Pines/Aventura/Cooper City/Weston/Davie/Coral Springs] dental office immediately if you start noticing any signs or symptoms of gingivitis or gum disease. It’s much easier to prevent tooth loss than to treat it, so call us today if you experience:
- Redness or swelling around the gums,
- A feeling that a permanent tooth feels loose or “wiggly”,
- Pain or sensitivity in the gums, frequently during or after brushing,
- Bleeding of the gums during brushing or flossing,
- Bad mouth odor that doesn’t go away with brushing or rinsing.
Whether your gum problems are minor or severe, we want to work with you to develop a treatment plan to help you save your teeth. And if you’ve let it go a little too long and your teeth have started falling out (or they must be removed), we want to help you with dental implants to help you restore your teeth and jaw. Contact us today to set up a consultation with one of our dentists.