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Periodontal Treatment2023-10-18T04:29:18-04:00

Restoring Oral Health and Brightening Smiles By Periodontal Treatment

Keep your gums healthy and your teeth strong at River District Smiles Dentistry!

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Healthy gums are essential to achieving a healthy smile. You can trust River District Smiles Dentistry to treat gingivitis (gum disease) and keep you smiling for years. Our caring experts are proud to offer the latest dental technology, treatments, and periodontal services in a comforting environment.

At River District Smiles, we are dedicated to providing exceptional periodontal treatment to ensure optimal oral health for our patients. Our experienced team of periodontists specializes in diagnosing and treating gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Our cutting-edge facilities and advanced techniques ensure that we deliver comprehensive treatment options that will help you achieve healthy gums and a radiant smile. You can trust us to provide the care you need to maintain optimal oral health.

Our periodontal treatment services include: 

  •  thorough dental cleaning
  • scaling and root planing
  • gum grafting
  • laser gum therapy

By utilizing cutting-edge technology and evidence-based practices, we can effectively remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below the gumline, reducing inflammation and preventing further damage to the gums and supporting structures. 

Our skilled periodontists work closely with each patient, creating personalized treatment plans to address their unique needs and restore their oral health. At River District Smiles, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction, ensuring a positive experience throughout the periodontal treatment process.

What is Gum Disease?

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Have you noticed a change in your gums, gum line, or gum tissue? You may be suffering from an oral illness called gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive periodontal disease that occurs in two stages. It often begins as gingivitis, which is characterized by inflammation and irritation of the gums. 

If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into the second, more advanced stages. This stage is called periodontitis. Periodontitis causes receding gums and permanent damage to the tissues that support your teeth. Severe periodontitis can also result in tooth loss. Advanced gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adult patients.

If you’re concerned about your gums, call your trusted Rock Hill dentists today.

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Our Gum Grafting Treatment

At River District Smiles, we offer advanced gum grafting treatment to restore and enhance the health and aesthetics of your smile. Gum grafting is a specialized procedure that addresses receding gums, a common condition that can lead to tooth sensitivity, root exposure, and a less attractive smile. With our expertise in periodontics and state-of-the-art techniques, we provide effective gum grafting solutions tailored to your individual needs.

During the gum grafting procedure, our skilled periodontists carefully take gum tissue from a donor site, typically the roof of your mouth or a tissue bank, and graft it onto the areas with gum recession. This helps to cover exposed tooth roots, protect them from further damage, and improve the overall appearance of your smile. We use advanced surgical techniques and modern anesthesia methods to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

From the initial consultation to post-operative care, we are committed to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction every step of the way. We are committed to providing personalized care and achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients. With our expertise in gum grafting and dedication to patient satisfaction, you can trust us to restore your gum health and rejuvenate your smile.

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Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease And How Our Practice Can Help You

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of gum disease is crucial for maintaining optimal oral health, and at River District Smiles, we are here to help you address and manage this common condition.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can manifest in various ways, including:

  • Gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing
  • Red, swollen, or puffy gums
  • Tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Changes in the bite (how the teeth come together)
  • Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • The formation of pockets between the teeth and gums
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Loose Teeth

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek professional dental care.

Our practice offers comprehensive periodontal care to diagnose and treat gum disease effectively. Our experienced team of periodontists will conduct a thorough examination of your gums and dental structures to determine the extent of the disease.

We employ state-of-the-art techniques such as deep dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, and antibiotic treatments to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria that contribute to gum disease. Additionally, we will provide you with personalized oral hygiene instructions and ongoing maintenance to help you manage gum disease and prevent its progression.

At River District Smiles, we understand the impact of gum disease on your overall well-being and smile aesthetics. Our dedicated professionals will work closely with you, answering your questions and addressing your concerns throughout the treatment process. We are committed to helping you regain healthy gums, improve your oral health, and restore your confidence in your smile.

Gum Cleaning and How Our Practice Provides It

At River District Smiles, we prioritize the importance of gum cleaning as a fundamental aspect of maintaining optimal oral health. Our practice offers comprehensive gum cleaning services to effectively remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria that can lead to gum disease and other oral health issues.

During a gum cleaning procedure, our skilled dental hygienists utilize specialized tools and techniques to gently and thoroughly clean the gumline and the spaces between your teeth. This process, known as scaling and root planing, involves carefully removing plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth and below the gumline. By eliminating these harmful substances, we can prevent gum inflammation, gum recession, and the progression of gum disease.

By choosing River District Smiles for your gum cleaning needs, you can trust that our dedicated team will deliver exceptional care, utilizing advanced techniques and modern equipment to promote your gum health and enhance your overall oral well-being.

What To Expect During A Periodontal Treatment From Us

When you choose River District Smiles for your periodontal treatment, you can expect a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for your oral health. Our experienced periodontists and dedicated team will guide you through the treatment process, providing exceptional care and support every step of the way.

During your initial consultation, our periodontist will conduct a thorough examination of your gums, teeth, and supporting structures. This assessment will help us determine the extent of your periodontal condition and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Depending on the severity of your gum disease, your periodontal treatment may involve procedures such as deep dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, gum grafting, or laser gum therapy. These treatments are designed to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria, reduce inflammation, and promote gum healing.

Throughout your periodontal treatment, our team will prioritize your comfort and ensure that you are well-informed and relaxed. We utilize the latest techniques and technologies to minimize discomfort and maximize efficiency.

Our periodontists will provide detailed explanations of each procedure, answer any questions you may have, and offer guidance on post-treatment care and maintenance to optimize your oral health.

How to Reverse Gum Disease

Fortunately, there are ways to reverse gum disease with proper dental care!

To start reversing your gum disease:

  1. Make sure you’re brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time, and flossing once a day. You should also use an antibacterial mouthwash to help kill any lingering bacteria. Regularly visiting the dentist for checkups and cleanings is also important in reversing gum disease.
  2. Cut back on sugary foods and drinks, since they can feed the bacteria that cause gum disease.
  3. If you smoke, try to quit as soon as possible; smoking is a major risk factor for gum disease.
  4. You may need to take antibiotics in order to fight off any infection in your gums. Your dentist will be able to recommend which kind of antibiotics would work best for you.
  5. If your gums are swollen, your dentist may recommend a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing in order to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up below the gum line.
  6. Lastly, there are various vitamins and supplements you can take to help boost your oral health, such as Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin D, and probiotics.

If you follow these steps carefully, you should be able to reverse your gum disease over time and get your oral health back on track! Additionally, it’s important to remember that prevention is the best cure: keep up with a regular dental hygiene routine and visit the dentist regularly in order to maintain good oral health.

Contact Us Today For Your Gum’s Health!

At River District Smiles, we are committed to your satisfaction and long-term oral well-being. By choosing our practice for your periodontal treatment, you can trust that you will receive personalized attention, exceptional expertise, and a supportive environment dedicated to restoring the health and beauty of your smile.

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COVERS YOUR DENTAL NEEDS

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

The smile of your dreams is within reach. Ask our expert team!

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

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A beautiful, functional smile is possible after tooth loss with our top-quality dental implants.

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You can achieve a perfect smile without metal or wires!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What age is a child for pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentists typically see infants as early as 6 years until their last tooth arrives. Children develop adult teeth for up to 14 years. Most parents prefer having their children go to pediatric doctors at least until they are old.

The Academy recommends that children go to dental offices at age one to establish a dental care foundation.

What are the names of pediatric dentists?

Pediatric dentists are dentists who specialize in the dental care of children. They often work with pediatricians and specialists in other fields such as orthodontics, cardiology, or pulmonology.

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Do You Accept Walk-ins and Same-Day Appointments?

At River District Smiles Dentistry, we welcome walk-ins. Our team makes sure to see our patients as promptly as possible. If your child has experienced a dental accident or injury, we also offer emergency appointments as scheduling permits. For gentle same-day care, call or visit your trusted local Rock Hill dentist today!

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, our office accepts most major insurance plans and will make sure that we provide you with every piece of information to help maximize your dental plan.

Office Hours

Mon: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tue: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thu: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Fri: By Appointment Only
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Our Rock Hill Location

  • 652 Herrons Ferry Road., #105
    Rock Hill, SC 29730

  • We are located by the Riverfront in the Riverwalk, Rock Hill.

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