Periodontal Treatment

Treatment for Gum Disease in Jacksonville, FL

Treating gum disease is not as terrifying as it once was. The thought of having to receive a painful and drawn out procedure often deters patients from receiving timely periodontal treatments. If you need to be treated for periodontal diseases, then you need the complete services of James McCall Dentistry in Jacksonville, FL.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal diseases, like gingivitis and periodontitis are serious infections that lead to tooth decay and loss if left untreated. Periodontal diseases are chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. The disease can affect one tooth or spread to many teeth and it begins when the plaque on your teeth causes gums to become inflamed. As the disease progresses, it will lead to teeth becoming loose and may need to be removed.

What are Periodontal Treatments?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. There are two types of periodontal treatments: non-surgical and periodontal surgery. Non-surgical means are least invasive and more cost effective. This type of treatment is often completed by scaling and root planing, which is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and tartar from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove toxins.

Dr. McCall will recommend surgery in case of periodontal disease. Periodontal surgery is required when your dentist finds that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and must be treated with surgical treatment only.

Periodontal disease is serious and can lead to irreparable damage. To ensure the quality and health of your smile, turn to Dr. McCall for periodontal treatments today.