Periodontal Treatment in Tampa, FL
Maintaining an optimal oral environment means eliminating any signs of decay and disease. At All Ages Dental Spa, our dentist, Dr. Beatriz Totzke utilizes state-of-the-art technology to stop the progression of periodontal disease. Our Tampa dental team makes every effort to keep the smiles of our patients healthy and beautiful.
Looking for an efficient and effective way to treat periodontal disease? Contact our dental practice today to learn about how we combine modern technologies with the latest techniques!
Stages of Periodontal Disease
There are three stages of gum disease:
Gingivitis: This is the most common form of the infection. While many people find it normal to experience bleeding of the gums and inflammation when brushing and flossing, this is actually a sign of gingivitis.
Periodontitis: At this stage, teeth start to dislocate as the fibers holding the teeth in place have dislodged. After a patient has reached this form of the disease, they must work with our dentist to discuss a treatment plan to preserve as much of their dental anatomy as possible.
Advanced Periodontitis: During this part of gum disease’s progression, the soft tissue fibers holding teeth in place begin to detach. Teeth start to become loose and professional intervention is necessary to restore the smile’s oral health.
Treating Periodontal Disease with Dr. Totzke
Our Tampa dentist typically detects periodontal disease during your regular check-ups. If she sees signs of any gum issues, she can perform a procedure known as root scaling and planning. This treatment involves removing the plaque and tartar from beneath the gum line, reducing periodontal pockets, and preventing the progression of the bacteria.
What enhances the periodontal treatment experience at All Ages Dental Space is the utilization of the Fontana laser. This dental technology also increases patient comfort and exemplifies the deep cleaning process.
When periodontal disease reaches its severe stages, it negatively impacts surrounding dental structures. With the use of the laser, not only does Dr. Totzke effectively diminish periodontal pockets, but it also encourages the growth of healthy hard tissues to help support teeth. This is an additional benefit of using this dental technology as there is no need for surgical grafts.
The Fontana laser is also able to smooth the surfaces of the roots of teeth efficiently. This allows for the fibers needed to reattach gum tissue to affix to teeth. This keeps our patients’ smiles as natural as possible, reducing the chances of teeth becoming dislodged due to periodontal disease.
Maintain Your Smile at Our Tampa Dental Practice
To learn more about how to prevent and stop the progression of periodontal disease, contact All Ages Dental Spa today! Dr. Totzke and her capable team are dedicated to your oral health and preserving your overall well-being.