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Gum disease is a common but serious inflammation and infection of the gums that requires professional care to reverse. Burley Dentistry provides gum disease treatment in Charlotte, NC. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, we take the necessary steps to restore your oral health and help prevent further infection.
When you meet with our hygienist, we will discuss factors that may have contributed to your gum disease. We will talk about home health care, how often you visit the dentist, and what you eat. Additionally, we will discuss what can be done to prevent gum disease in the future. This is a great time to ask questions and clarify any concerns you may have about caring for your teeth and gums at home.
When our hygienist and Charlotte family dentist diagnose gum disease, we perform a scaling and root planing procedure. This deep cleaning procedure is designed to remove bacteria and buildup from underneath the gums. This initial step helps to eliminate the infection and inflammation of the gums. Specialized tools and a gentle hand are used to complete the procedure.
Following scaling and root planing, it may be necessary to apply irrigation and an antibacterial rinse. This is done by cleaning out periodontal pockets using irrigation. The mouth is then rinsed with an antibacterial wash to help eliminate remaining bacteria. This reduces the presence of harmful bacteria and helps maintain a healthy balance.
This step is only needed in some severe cases. This surgery may be performed in our Charlotte dental office. When the situation is very severe, we may recommend you see a trusted local periodontist to make sure you get the care you need. Our goal is to restore your oral health and prevent future problems.
After the infection is removed from your mouth, regular checkups with our Charlotte family dentist will help you maintain good oral health. Following treatment, we usually like to see you back after six weeks for a checkup. At this time, any required further cleaning is performed and another visit is scheduled a few months later. We provide information about preventive maintenance to help avoid problems in the future.
If you suspect gum disease, do not hesitate to visit our Charlotte family dentist. Please contact Burley Dentistry at (704) 842-3430 to schedule an appointment.