The Benefits of Gum Disease Treatments

The Benefits of Gum Disease Treatments

Posted by Fay Hu on Nov 20 2023, 03:23 AM

The Benefits of Gum Disease Treatments

Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. It is caused by bacteria in plaque, a sticky film that forms on your teeth daily. If plaque is not removed daily by brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar. Tartar collects along the gum line and causes inflammation of the gums. The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. As the disease progresses to periodontitis, the supporting bone that holds your teeth in place begins to be destroyed. Pockets form between teeth and gums where more bacteria and food debris collect. Eventually, these pockets become infected, spreading to the bone. Advanced stages of gum disease are not reversible. However, treatment at FAY HU DMD, can slow or stop the progression of the disease and prevent it from causing further damage.

Types of Gum Disease Treatments

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that involves removing plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and below the gum line. This treatment is often used to treat gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. During the procedure, the dentist in Winter Park, FL, will remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and smooth the tooth roots to prevent future buildup.


Antibiotics are medications that can be used to treat bacterial infections. In the case of gum disease, antibiotics can be prescribed in pill form or as a topical gel or mouthwash. These medications help to kill the bacteria that cause the infection.

Pocket Reduction Surgery

Pocket reduction surgery is a surgical procedure that removes bacteria and infected tissue from around the teeth. We fold the gum tissue and remove the bacteria during this procedure before stitching the gums back. This helps to create a tighter seal around the teeth and prevent further infection.

Bone Grafting and Tissue Regeneration

If there is significant bone loss due to advanced periodontitis, procedures such as bone grafting or tissue regeneration may be employed to restore the damaged structures supporting the teeth.

The Benefits of Treating Periodontal Disease

Better Appearance

When you have healthy teeth and gums, your smile will look better, and you will feel more self-confident.

Increased Comfort

Periodontal disease can cause pain, swelling, and bleeding gums. Treatment in Winter Park, FL, can relieve these symptoms and make your mouth more comfortable.

Reduced Risk of Tooth Loss

Untreated periodontal disease can lead to bone loss and, eventually, tooth loss. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent this from happening.

Improved Oral Hygiene

Proper oral hygiene is essential for preventing periodontal disease. Treatment can help you learn how to care for your teeth and prevent future problems properly.

Early intervention and consistent follow-up care are essential for successful gum disease management and optimal oral health. For the best dental care, visit FAY HU DMD AT 800 W Morse Blvd #3B, Winter Park, FL 32789, or call (407) 647-3223. 

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