Gum disease is a dental concern caused by plaque and tartar buildup that surrounds your gum line. This buildup is composed of hardened food residues that contain bacteria. If left untreated, these bacteria will begin to eat away at your soft tissues, causing a receding gum line. Additional symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, tender gums, as well as discolored gums. If you notice a small amount of blood in the sink following brushing or flossing your teeth, you may be experiencing the early stage signs of gum disease progression. Learn more about how we treat gum disease in our Miami, FL dentist office below:
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Miami, Florida
Dr. Renier Suarez and Dr. Teresa Suarez are here to help you manage and maintain your gum health. Gum disease is a very common dental concern that we treat in our Miami, FL dentist office. To help patients properly maintain their gum health, we recommend visiting our office for routine cleanings at least twice a year. During these cleanings, we will examine your gums and remove and buildup surrounding them that could potentially cause damage and lead to gum disease progression.
If your gum disease has already progressed past the point of being treated with a thorough dental cleaning, our doctors can provide restorative solutions to restore your gum health. We treat advanced gum disease with scaling and root planning, a procedure that allows us to clean the deep pockets of your gums. We also utilize laser dentistry technology when working with your soft tissues. With laser dentistry, we can get rid of any severely infected gum tissue without causing pain or discomfort.
Tips for Better Gum Health
If you struggle with frequent plaque and tartar buildup around your gum line, we can offer guidance during your upcoming appointment about how to manage your gum health. Our doctors recommend avoiding excessively sugary or starchy foods, as these contribute to poor gum health. Patients should brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day to prevent food residue from remaining on their dental structures long enough to cause damage. Additionally, rinsing your mouth out with water throughout the day or chewing sugar-free gum will help prevent plaque and tartar buildup.