Periodontal Treatments in Centerville, Ohio

Often referred to as “Gum Disease,” Periodontitis is a severe infection that starts by damaging gum tissue, but can make its way into the jaw bone if left untreated. The experts at NewDay Dental specialize in identifying Periodontitis before too much damage has been done, fixing the root of the issue and putting you back on the path of excellent dental health.

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What Are Some Common Causes of Periodontitis?

  • A lack of routine plaque removal (not flossing or brushing teeth twice a day)
  • Gingivitis (a more mild form of gum disease)
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco products
  • Medications that can cause dry mouth
  • Vitamin C deficiency
  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

How Does NewDay Dental Treat Periodontitis?

Our dental experts work hard to identify Gum Disease before it advances. The quicker we can track it down, the less intensive the treatment needs to be! If we can catch it early, we use a non-surgical procedure called “scaling and root planing.” This may take more than one visit to our office, but it helps to promote gum health/regrowth by scraping tartar from teeth and removing it from root surfaces. Once this is complete, we will often soothe the area with antibiotics.

If the gum tissue doesn’t fit around the tooth, we will employ a technique called “Pocket Reduction.” This involves folding back gum tissues, removing the infectious bacteria and putting the gum tissue back into place. Some patients have Advanced Periodontal Disease which can cause a root to be exposed. For these patients, we use gum grafts to cover the surface, protect roots from decay and reduce sensitivity.

Our Periodontitis Specialists Are Here To Help

Have further questions about the Pocked Reduction process? Believe that you may have Gum Disease? Get in touch with our experts today and we will answer your questions! Remember: It is always best to detect Periodontitis early!

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