LA Family Dentistry


Periodontics IN HIALEAH, FL

Periodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Gum disease is a serious condition that affects the health of your gums and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. At LA Family Dentistry, our experienced periodontists are dedicated to helping you maintain healthy gums and teeth for a lifetime.

Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that accumulate in the pockets between the teeth and gums. Over time, this bacteria can cause inflammation and damage to the gums and bones that support your teeth. Early signs of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath, and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and other serious health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

What are the treatment options?

Our periodontists are trained to diagnose and treat all stages of gum disease, from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. We offer a variety of treatments to help restore your gum health, including scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and gum surgery.

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and smoothing the root surfaces. This helps to eliminate bacteria and promote gum healing. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to help eliminate any remaining bacteria and reduce inflammation.

In some cases, gum surgery may be necessary to treat advanced periodontal disease. Our skilled periodontists are trained in a variety of surgical techniques, including flap surgery, bone grafting, and gum grafting. These procedures can help to repair damaged gum tissue and bone, and prevent tooth loss.

At our dental office in Hialeah, FL, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of care and personalized attention. We understand the importance of maintaining healthy gums and teeth, and we are here to help you achieve that goal. If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist.