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University Dental Group in Coral Gables

Maintain Good Gum Health

With Periodontal Therapy In Coral Gables

As the number one cause of tooth loss in American adults, periodontal disease, also called periodontitis or gum disease, can lead to a slew of problems, including severe damage to the jawbone.

University Dental Group’s periodontal health program features an antibiotic called ARESTIN (minocycline HCl) that targets periodontal bacteria to fight infection.

ARESTIN works in conjunction with routine oral health maintenance to reduce the effects of gum disease and stop the infection in the most severe areas.

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What is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal disease in South Miami is a very common and serious gum infection that causes damage to the gums and can ruin the jawbone. Though it’s fairly preventable and usually occurs as a result of poor oral hygiene, unmanaged gum disease can lead to tooth loss and is a risk factor for heart and lung diseases. There are certain symptoms of gum disease to look out for including gums that are red, tender, or swollen. At University Dental Group, our highly skilled oral health professionals will do their part to treat your periodontal disease and teach you how to keep it from becoming an issue in the future.

Gum Disease Treatment

There are a variety of treatments for gum disease to help keep your teeth and jaw healthy and well taken care of. A common treatment for periodontal disease is professional cleaning of the pockets around a patient’s teeth in order to prevent damage to the surrounding bone.

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Gum Disease Prevention

The main cause of gum disease is inadequate oral health care. In order to prevent periodontal disease in the future, patients should regularly brush, floss, and use mouthwash to remove buildup. Tooth polishing can also help remove stains and improve the overall look of a patient’s smile.

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Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance is a type of treatment prescribed to patients to help fight back against the painful effects of periodontal disease. It involves both root planing and scaling which remove tartar build-ups from deep between the teeth and gums.

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