Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the supporting structure of your teeth. This may include your gums, periodontal ligament, cementum and alveolar bone. If you have bleeding gums, you may benefit from a consultation with our dentist in Winter Haven. Gum disease can be very serious if it is not treated early. It may lead to loosening teeth that eventually fall out, inflammation of the gums that may affect other parts of your body and loss of jawbone.
One of the best ways to avoid bone loss and shifting teeth is dental implants. Our dentist may diagnose your dental issues and recommend dental implants as a solution. The main benefit of dental implants is that they maintain the structure of your jawbone while looking and functioning like natural teeth. A titanium screw or plate is embedded into the bone. Gradually, the bone will grow around the artificial root just like it does around a natural root. It holds the root firmly in place so a crown or artificial tooth can be attached to an abutment at the top.
During your treatment, our dentist in Winter Haven will also make sure to keep your gums healthy. The main cause of gum disease is the build-up of plaque. With regular cleaning, you may remove most of the plaque every day, but there will be some you cannot reach and this may turn into tartar, which can only be removed by a professional cleaning.
Of course, the best periodontal treatment is prevention. If you brush and floss regularly and get professional cleanings at our office at least twice a year, you have a good chance of avoiding the problems that arise from gum disease. Fortunately, our dentist can help restore your mouth to health if you have already begun to develop gum problems.
With locations in Winter Haven and Champions Gate, Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry is at the ready to help you achieve your dream smile. A large part of that dream smile includes healthy gums and a healthy jawbone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more information about your options regarding treatment.