Periodontal Care

Giving you a solid foundation for your oral health.

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Restore Your Gum Health

Prevent tooth loss with treatment for gum disease at Dr. Rudnick.

If you’ve noticed signs of gum disease or haven’t visited the dentist for a few years, it’s never too late to get back on track.

Periodontal care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL gently removes bacteria in the gumline to improve your oral health.

Inflamed and infected gums can lead to various problems like mouth pain, gum recession, tooth loss, heart disease, and other serious health issues. Our dentist helps diagnose signs of gum infection and risk factors for periodontitis to keep your smile healthy for life.

Periodontal Therapy

Feel good about your healthy smile.

When you visit Dr. Rudnick for gum disease treatment, he will guide you through:

  • An Oral Exam
    During your routine or emergency dental visit, our Palm Beach general dentist examines your gum health for signs of infection. If you have existing gum disease, we create a custom treatment plan starting with the least invasive method.
  • Initial Treatment
    One of the best ways to fight mild to moderate periodontal disease includes scaling and root planing. We gently clean the tooth (above and below the gumline), remove bacteria, and smooth the tooth’s root surface so bacteria can no longer cling. Other treatment options include laser therapy and antibiotic medications for targeted infection control.
  • Next Steps
    Each gum disease case is unique, and more complex cases may require surgery to fix gum recession and restore bone loss. Following your periodontal care treatment, we monitor progress to control the infection and prevent gum disease recurrence. It’s much easier, comfortable, and affordable to treat gum disease early on vs. repair a smile with bone grafting and dental implants.
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FAQ about Periodontal Care

Understand the complexity of gum disease.

  • What Does Periodontal Care Mean?
    Periodontal care restores gum health and, in turn, the health of your full smile. Through early detection of gum disease, we can easily treat the problem and prevent more serious and costly issues down the line (like bleeding gums, gum recession, irreversible tooth loss, heart disease, and stroke).

    In severe cases of advanced gum disease, we may be able to treat your gums but will have to restore the damaged tooth.

    Gum disease is a progressive disease that should never be ignored:

    Step 1:
    Schedule a dental examSchedule your dental exam today with our Palm Beach Gardens, FL dentist.

    Step 2:
    Learn how bacteria on teeth and below the gumline destroy your dental health.

    Step 3:
    Find out about your risk factors and ways to maintain or improve your gums and teeth.

    Step 4:
    Follow our recommendations for periodontal care.

    Additionally, there are easy steps you can take at home to prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria in the mouth. These include brushing at least twice a day with an ADA-approvedOpens a new window to the ADA website toothpaste, flossing, and maintaining a healthy diet.

  • Is Periodontal Therapy Necessary?
    Is Periodontal Therapy Necessary?
    Yes, periodontal therapy is necessary for restoring your oral and overall health once gum disease occurs. Left untreated, this preventable dental issue can wreak havoc on your body and cause irreversible tooth and bone loss.

    Please keep an eye out for common signs that you may need periodontal care:

    • Red or swollen gums
    • Mouth soreness
    • Bleeding gums
    • Receding gums
    • Bad breath
    • Loose teeth

    In the early stages of gum disease, some signs may be less obvious, which is why it’s so important to maintain your routine dental check-ups.

    If you’re overdue for a visit to the dentist, have no fear. Please schedule an appointmentSchedule your visit today at our Palm Beach Gardens, FL dental office for a judgment-free exam.

  • Does Periodontal Treatment Work?
    Yes, periodontal treatment works. Our dentist uses modern technology and techniques to diagnose and control gum disease. We customize each treatment plan for your needs and the stage of gum disease.

    It’s important to note that periodontal care costs less and takes less time if started early. Prevention is your best tool for ensuring a beautiful and healthy smile at an affordable cost.

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