Your Practice for Gum Disease Treatment in Charlotte
There are few things in life as precious as a healthy and beautiful smile. If you're suffering from gum disease's effects, it can jeopardize your oral well-being. Gum disease can lead to serious health problems, like bone loss and tooth decay. At Renee L. I. Owen, DDS, PC Complete Health Dentistry, we're proud to pair knowledge and extensive experience to provide you with comprehensive periodontal disease treatment in Charlotte.
Our team is here for you whether you need saliva testing for gum disease or skilled maintenance exams. Dr. Owen is passionate about getting to the root cause of your gum disease and finding a treatment path that works for you. We look forward to meeting you and helping you take the first step toward a healthy smile. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment with our dental team!
CALL US: (517) 210-0977 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Understanding Gum Disease
Many people have heard of gum disease but may not understand what it encompasses. Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection of the soft tissue surrounding your teeth. If left unchecked, it can lead to extensive tooth loss and jawbone deterioration that can impair your ability to bite and chew.
The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, characterized by gum inflammation and bleeding. Gingivitis is easy to treat but can progress to more serious forms of gum disease without professional intervention. Our dental team is focused on detecting the signs of gum infection in its earliest stages and eliminating it before it can impact your smile negatively.
Do I Need Gum Disease Treatment?
Various factors contribute to why an individual develops gum disease, including age, tobacco use, and underlying health conditions. If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease or believe you are at risk for developing it, there are various signs to keep an eye out for that can indicate its presence in your smile. Some of the most common signs of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing your teeth
- Bad breath even after brushing your teeth
- Puffy and swollen gums
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages
- Painful gum abscesses
Our Gum Disease Treatment Services
Over the years, Dr. Owen has improved our Charlotte periodontal disease treatment services to encompass preventive and direct care. When you visit our office for the first time, we'll sit down with you and ask various questions. Have you been experiencing some of the signs of gum disease? Do you have a family history of gum disease?
Using the information you provide us, Dr. Owen will determine which of our gum disease treatment services is right for you. We'll also take this time to answer any of your questions and break down each of our offerings into easy-to-understand terms, including why we may have recommended them.
Our excellent gum disease services include, but are not limited to:
Oral Systemic Education: Studies have shown that there is a direct link between gum disease and other serious health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. A crucial component of our treatment services is oral systemic education. It helps you understand how connected your smile is to the rest of your body and why caring for it is so important. In an effort to promote the positive impact good oral health can have on your overall physical health, we'll provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your smile and gums at home, including brushing and flossing techniques.
Scaling & Root Planing: Scaling and root planing are noninvasive treatments that remove bacteria and plaque from below your gum line. Once our dentist has removed the plaque, our team will smooth the surface of your teeth to help your gums attach to your teeth and prevent future gum disease. Scaling and root planing are ideal for minor to moderate gum disease.
Perio Protect®: Scaling and root planing are effective at managing most forms of gum disease. However, if you have a history of repeatedly developing gum disease, Perio Protect may be perfect for you. Perio Protect is a type of treatment that uses custom trays to gently apply medication to your gums. It's an excellent way to penetrate below your gum line and eliminate bacteria that cause gum disease. You can use it in the comfort of your home for a few minutes a day to help keep your smile healthy.
Gum Disease Testing: Our practice is proud to provide comprehensive gum disease testing to give you the information you need to make confident oral health decisions. We use state-of-the-art saliva testing that gives us an accurate understanding of whether you have the bacterial markers for gum disease. Not only that, but the information gleaned from the test can also tell us whether you're genetically predisposed to develop gum disease.
Skilled Periodontal Treatment in Charlotte
At Renee L. I. Owen, DDS, PC Complete Health Dentistry, we're passionate about treating gum disease and helping you get the healthy smile you deserve. Our practice leverages technology and extensive skills to improve the efficiency of our care for better results. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and get the Charlotte gum disease treatment you need!
CALL US: (517) 210-0977 REQUEST APPOINTMENT