Periodontics Can Keep Your Gums Healthy and Strong

Schedule a periodontal cleaning in Charlotte, NC

Periodontal disease results from an infection of the gums. If left untreated, it can worsen into gingivitis that could eventually destroy the jawbone and cause your teeth to fall out. Warning signs include bad breath and bleeding gums. The infection starts out as plaque; as tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attach to the soft tissue around the gums. 

Fortunately, it’s not difficult to treat periodontal disease if you catch it early. Getting regular dental checkups is essential for maintaining your oral health. Schedule your checkup at Piedmont Dentistry to keep your pearly whites looking great, and your gums healthy and pink. Piedmont Dentistry is a small dental office with a friendly staff and a comfortable, family-like atmosphere. 

Take care of your oral health today by scheduling an appointment with a family dentist at Piedmont Dentistry in Charlotte, NC.

Piedmont Dentistry treats periodontal disease and gingivitis

Your oral health affects more than just your mouth. Scientists have discovered links between gum disease and stroke, heart disease and diabetes. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened. Our dentist offers scaling and root planing to treat gingivitis and periodontal disease. 

If you show early signs of gum disease, our hygienist will:

  • Scale your teeth to remove tartar from their surfaces
  • Smooth your root surfaces to remove the infected tooth structure
  • Polish your teeth to make them shine and prevent new tartar buildup

Scaling and planing are painless, but if you’re suffering from advanced gingivitis, we may need to numb the area we’re cleaning for your comfort. Deep scaling and root planing is usually broken down into one section of the mouth per appointment to allow for adequate healing time. Call 704-596-8949 today to learn more about how we can help you get rid of gingivitis and periodontal disease.