Periodontal Disease

Dr. Rose Farrah - DMD
Bellagio Dental Implant Center |517 Northlake Blvd 3North Palm BeachFL33408 | (561) 705-0045

Fighting Back against Periodontal Disease

A common dental problem, periodontal disease is a gum infection that occurs from poor oral hygiene. When left untreated, patients might even lose their teeth. As experienced periodontal disease specialists, our dentists can catch your infection before it leads to tooth loss. Our team optimizes your oral health with regular treatments and dental care.

Signs You May Have Periodontal Disease:

  • Swollen red gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gumline
  • Painful chewing

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease starts with gingivitis, which is a disease where gums are swollen and bleed easily. If caught early, gingivitis can be easily treated with good oral hygiene habits and dental cleanings. But if left to progress, gingivitis will develop into periodontal disease. Your gums will begin to pull back from the teeth and form pockets, which will be infected and cause bone loss.

We treat periodontal disease with a deep cleaning to scrub plaque and tartar off your teeth, known as scaling and root planing. If that fails, we’ll have to conduct flap surgery, a procedure that involves cutting into your gums to remove the bacteria. If that occurs, you may need gum or bone grafts to recover from periodontal disease.

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