Don’t Live In Discomfort – Treat Your Gum Disease Today

Gum disease. Two words no one wants to hear. But avoiding talk of gum infection doesn’t prevent it from happening. If your gums are sore, red, or bleeding, it’s time to call our St. Petersburg, FL dentist for help. Our staff at Jeffery A. Spilman, DDS will clean out acid-producing bacteria and leave your gums and teeth feeling better than ever.

Doctor Jeffery Spilman on using lasers to combat gum disease

Don’t wait for your discomfort to turn into pain. Call us now at 727-645-4727 for gum disease treatment.

Treat Gum Disease Before It Gets Worse

It’s tempting to skip flossing until the week before your dental appointment. But when you do, you’re only hurting your gums. Without floss to clean out your gumline, bacteria-filled plaque can multiply and start harming your mouth. This first manifests as gingivitis, which involves red, sore gums. With good dental hygiene, including regular visits to our office for dental cleanings and exams, you may be able to reverse the effects of gingivitis.

If your gingivitis has gotten worse, you may develop periodontitis. At this stage, your gums may separate from your teeth, creating pockets that fill with bacteria, acid, and toxins. The most obvious symptom of periodontitis is pain! You may also notice that your teeth look longer because your gums have pulled away from them.

Explore Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment Options

The first step in treating any stage of infection is a thorough cleaning. We give your mouth a deep clean called scaling and root planing. This “gold standard” procedure involves removing bacterial toxins and collected tartar from your teeth and roots. Root planing refers to smoothing the roots of your teeth. That makes it harder for tartar to cling to them.

With soft-tissue laser technology, we can also reshape and recontour gums to help you achieve maximum oral health with minimum discomfort or recovery time. In extreme cases, we will refer you to a periodontal surgeon we know and trust.

If your gums are red, sore, or bleeding, call Jeffery Spilman, DDS now at 727-645-4727. Let’s work together to stop your gum disease from progressing!

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