Effective Periodontal Therapy Services in Melbourne Beach, FL
Your gum tissue is an essential support for your teeth, and if periodontal (gum) disease invades the once-healthy structure, it can spell disaster for your overall smile and wellbeing. That’s why Dr. Collins and Dr. Montz take this threat so seriously here in Melbourne Beach. With the help of routine screenings and effective therapy options, we can restore your oral health and protect dental structure in the long-term. Please contact Collins & Montz Dentistry today to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions for our team.
Do I Have Gum Disease?
Gum disease can be very subtle in its earliest stages – that’s why routine screenings with a trusted dental team like ours are an absolute must. However, there are some symptoms that you can keep a close eye out for at home, including the following:
Bleeding gums, especially after brushing or flossing
Serious bad breath that lingers even after running through your regular oral hygiene routine
Gum tissue that seems strangely red or swollen
Gum tissue that seems to be receding from the teeth/teeth that appear gradually longer over time
How Can You Treat My Gum Disease?
Gum disease has multiple stages of development, and our recommendation for treatment will depend on the current severity of your condition. Dr. Collins and Dr. Montz offer the following options:
Scaling & Root Planing – This minimally invasive service goes a step beyond traditional dental cleanings, targeting the bacteria and plaque that have gathered under the gum line and along the rough surfaces of your tooth roots.
Soft Tissue Laser Treatment – With our revolutionary soft tissue laser, it’s easier than ever to eliminate diseased tissue and pockets of infectious bacteria from the gum line, all while minimizing bleeding and accelerating the regeneration of new, healthy gum tissue.
Antibiotic Therapy – Antibiotic therapy is typically recommended as a supplement to the above services, helping to maximize their effectiveness and eliminate any dangerous bacteria that may have been left behind.
Gum Grafts – Over time, gum disease can cause the soft tissue to recede from the gum line, which weakens the all-too-important connections that keep teeth securely in place. If needed, our Melbourne Beach team can provide a gum graft that restores your tissue to its proper length and helps preserve oral health.