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Periodontal Services

Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis, which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why.

Metro Smiles | Manoj Patel | Orlando FL Dentist

Scaling and Root Planing is a gum therapy that removes contaminated debris, calculus (tartar), pus, and bacteria deep below the gum line in periodontal pockets. We follow the most effective protocol of soft tissue management which utilizes scaling and root planing, locally placed antibiotics, a periodontal therapy instrument for home care, prescription strength rinses, and much more to help you achieve and maintain the best results.

Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes—even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

REMEMBER: Periodontal Disease is NOT curable but can be improved and maintained, thus reducing the systemic effects.


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