Periodontics in North Miami Beach, FL
Protecting Your Teeth & Gums
Your gums are just as important as your teeth when it comes to supporting your oral health. They keep your smile in place while also preventing sensitivity and misalignment. That’s why at Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry, our North Miami Beach, FL dentists offer periodontics to support your gums when they’re suffering from periodontal disease. Maintaining your gums can be the key to ensuring optimal oral health and that you’re not at risk of any other issues.
Dr. Abbo and our staff are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. We provide thorough periodontal treatment to patients in Norland, Ojus, and Keystone Islands, FL.
What Is Periodontics?
Periodontics focuses on diagnosing and treating various forms of periodontal (gum) disease. Dentists who specialize in periodontics go through extensive training including three years of additional education after dental school. Dr. Abbo and our team are familiar with not only checking for signs of gum disease but also using the latest in advanced dental technology and techniques to treat patients who are suffering from the issue.
Signs You May Need Periodontal Care
Receiving treatment for your gum disease is necessary so you can avoid more serious complications with your smile. Signs and symptoms you may need periodontal care include:
- Bleeding Gums: Your gums should never bleed no matter how vigorously you brush your teeth or use dental floss.
- Loose Teeth: This severe sign of gum disease is caused by bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers due to decay.
- Persistent Bad Breath: Excess bacteria in your mouth can cause you to develop bad breath that never seems to go away.
- Receding Gums: Loss of gum tissue around a tooth can increase your sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
- Tenderness & Discomfort: Having a build-up of plaque, calculus, and bacteria can irritate the gums and your teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Periodontics?
If you notice any of the signs of periodontal disease, chances are your gums may require treatment to stop the effects. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at our North Miami Beach, FL practice with one of our dentists by calling (305) 945-0909. They’ll be able to look at your soft tissue as well as take scans of your teeth. This data will be used to create a custom treatment plan tailored to your oral health needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I have gum disease?
If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, the next step is scheduling a visit with one of our dentists at Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry. Our team has decades of experience treating a variety of forms of periodontal disease. We’ll evaluate the health of your gums to create a treatment plan designed to best complements your oral health needs. We may also recommend additional treatment to further strengthen and improve your smile.
How can I prevent gum disease from developing?
The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to practice a consistent at-home oral hygiene regimen. These important dental habits include:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day
- Flossing daily in between your teeth
- Using mouthwash after a big meal
It’s also recommended you schedule regular dental checkups and professional cleanings with one of our dentists biannually or once every six months. Your dentist will be able to take a look at your teeth for any issues while also removing any excess bacteria.
What treatment options are available for gum disease?
At Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry, we offer a variety of treatment options to treat your gum disease depending on the severity of the issue. Dr. Abbo may prescribe oral antibiotics for more long-term use to prevent bacteria from developing. Lesser forms of gum disease can be treated with scaling and root planning, while more severe forms may require surgery such as pocket reduction to prevent symptoms from worsening.
Can I get gum disease if my parents have it?
There’s a genetic component that can affect whether you’re susceptible to gum disease. We recommend informing your dentist if you know your family has a history of it. With this information, our team can check for symptoms and prevent you from developing gum disease. Dr. Abbo can also give you instructions on how to properly care for your teeth to keep your oral health strong.
Understand Periodontics With Dr. Abbo
Did you know four out of five people suffer from gum disease and don’t even know it? Not protecting your gums and giving them the care they need can cause you to develop this chronic issue unless you receive immediate intervention. At Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry, our team of dentists is trained in periodontics and keeping your smile healthy.
Contact our North Miami Beach, FL practice today to schedule your appointment by calling (305) 945-0909 or by filling out our online contact form. We also serve patients in Norland, Ojus, and Keystone Islands, FL.