Do Your Gums Bleed? Do You Have Bad Breath?
Ask Our Team about Periodontics in Jupiter, FL
Quality dentistry is about more than your teeth – it’s also about maintaining the health of your gums, which anchor your teeth and support the health of your smile. Unfortunately, most Americans have some form of periodontal or gum disease that causes inflammation, discomfort, and even tooth loss (when left untreated.) Dr. Daniel Casel and his team offer cutting-edge treatments for periodontal disease in the Jupiter, FL community. His periodontal care services include advanced technology for patient comfort.
Intervening as quickly as possible when you experience periodontal disease is vital to saving your teeth. Dr. Casel performs a thorough evaluation of your gum health with each routine check-up to identify any signs of periodontal disease before it causes damage to your oral health. By seeing our Jupiter office as quickly as possible for periodontal treatment, you can prevent gum disease from posing serious threats to your teeth and overall well being.
Why Does Periodontal Disease Occur?
As hard as it is to imagine, there are numerous bacteria living in your mouth. While most are harmlessly flushed or cleaned from your mouth, others can start to stick together to form a film known as plaque. If you do not brush and floss regularly, plaque can easily and quickly harden to form tartar. Tartar can develop below your gums, causing inflammation that leads to periodontitis or gum disease. Although you can remove plaque from your teeth, only Dr. Casel or our Jupiter dental team can remove tartar.
Symptoms associated with periodontal disease include:
- Pus around the teeth or gums
- Reddened gums
- Tender gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Swollen gums
Dr. Casel cautions that patients may have periodontal disease without experiencing the aforementioned symptoms; this is why keeping regular dental appointments at our Jupiter dental office is vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
Call our team for assistance with periodontal disease or to schedule a free periodontal disease treatment consultation. Dr. Casel will work with you to perform a thorough examination to create a plan that boosts your gum health and overall dental health.
Treatment for Periodontal Disease from Dr. Casel’s Office
At Premier Dentistry of Jupiter, Dr. Casel utilizes special dental tools to remove built-up plaque and tartar as part of their quadrant or quad scaling treatment. This deep cleaning treatment starts with manually removing the upper layer of built-on plaque and tartar known as calculus. Next, Dr. Casel uses a dental laser (a process known as laser-assister periodontal therapy or LAPT) to treat the areas where bacteria are rapidly multiplying and prevent their further growth.
Dr. Casel also utilizes a treatment known as Arestin for non-surgical periodontal treatments. This treatment enhances the effectiveness of laser and manual plaque removal techniques. After Dr. Casel cleans the areas above and below the gums, he applies Arestin microspheres. The microscopic spheres release antibiotic components that help to further eradicate bacteria. Through treatment with Arestin, Dr. Casel’s patients have been able to achieve faster healing times after periodontal maintenance.