Gum Therapy

Gum (Periodontal) Therapy in Tarpon Springs

Gum Therapy in Tarpon Springs, FL - Tarpon DentalThe number 1 cause of adult tooth loss is Periodontal Disease!

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that can lead to damage to the gums, tissue, and bone around your teeth. Gum disease has many risk factors including smoking, diabetes, age and other systemic diseases.  Most people have very little symptoms until gum disease is in its later stages.  Some earlier symptoms can include persistent bad breath, red, swollen or bleeding gums and teeth that might be shifting.

Health Implications

A complete health assessment is made at your initial appointment and we feel it is very important for us to know of any health conditions you may have and any medications you may be taking. The American Academy of Periodontology reports, “studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.” When gums are infected, the bacteria enter the blood stream and travel to all the vital organs in the body.

Non-Surgical Gum Treatment

Arestin is an FDA approved prescription antibiotic that can be placed in the infected pockets of gum tissue.  The tiny microspheres slowly work with time to help heal these areas.

Call us at (727) 937-4285 to schedule your gum treatment.