When it comes to safeguarding your oral health, the foundation begins with your gums. At Dental Team of Ocala, we specialize in periodontics, the branch of dentistry focused on the structures that support your teeth, including your gums and jawbone. 

Our dedicated Ocala, FL team uses the latest techniques and technology to ensure that you receive the highest quality care. Whether you are dealing with gum disease or are looking to prevent it, we are here to support every step of your journey to a healthier smile.

Why Choose Dental Team of Ocala For Periodontal Therapy?

At Dental Team of Ocala, our specialized periodontal treatments are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our highly skilled periodontists combine years of experience with continuous education in the latest industry advancements. From routine care to advanced surgical procedures, we ensure that you receive comprehensive, compassionate, and effective periodontal care.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It’s typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden. In advanced stages, periodontal disease can lead to sore, bleeding gums, painful chewing problems, and even tooth loss.

How Do You Treat Gum Disease?

Treatment for gum disease varies depending on the severity of the condition. Common approaches include deep cleaning techniques such as scaling and root planing, where plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line are scraped away, and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth. For more severe cases, surgical treatments may be necessary to restore supportive tissues.

LANAP®

One of the most innovative treatments we offer is the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). This minimally invasive laser treatment targets only the diseased gum tissue and helps to regenerate healthy gums without the need for scalpels or sutures. Patients experience less discomfort and a quicker recovery time compared to traditional surgery.

Periodontal Therapy FAQs

Have more questions about periodontal therapy? Check out our FAQ section to learn more!

While gum disease can be effectively managed and treated, especially in its early stages, ongoing maintenance is often necessary. Regular check-ups and proper home care are essential to keep gum disease from progressing or returning.

Several factors can increase your risk of developing gum disease, including smoking, diabetes, poor oral hygiene, stress, genetics, and certain medications that reduce saliva flow. Regular visits to our office can help mitigate these risks and keep your gums healthy.

Research has shown that there is a connection between gum disease and heart disease. The bacteria responsible for gum disease can enter your bloodstream and cause atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Maintaining healthy gums helps to protect your overall health.

Preventing gum disease starts with maintaining good oral hygiene. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antimicrobial mouthwash. Additionally, keeping regular dental check-ups and cleanings is crucial for detecting early signs of gum disease.

Choose Us For Your Gum Health

At Dental Team of Ocala, we are committed to providing you with exceptional care in a welcoming environment. Our team is here to help you achieve and maintain optimal gum health. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, brighter smile!

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