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Periodontics in Sunrise

Looking in patient's mouthGum disease (periodontal disease) is a serious condition and, if left untreated, can lead to the loss of your teeth. At Welleby Family Dental, our goal is to help prevent gum disease through education and regular cleaning—but when gum disease is present, we are here to help you address it and keep it from getting worse.

Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontal disease. As it advances, it may become periodontitis, which is more severe.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

Bleeding gums are often the first sign that patients notice. Other symptoms are things like periodontal pocketing, where food becomes impacted between the teeth, calculus buildup and plaque buildup.

When the condition is more advanced, the affected teeth may become loose or even fall out.

Our Approach

We’ll conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays to diagnose your condition. Often the first approach is to provide a scale and root planing treatment, which is sometimes referred to as “deep cleaning.” This is a more in-depth cleaning process than a regular checkup and clean, and it focuses on removing bacteria and the buildup of food, calculus and plaque both above and below the gumline.

We strive to help our patients relax before their treatment. We’ll numb you for the process, and it helps if you aren’t feeling anxious so we do our part by providing a comfortable, welcoming environment with upbeat staff to help you have a positive mindset for your treatment.

Other Services

Depending on your specific situation, we may recommend additional treatments beyond the deep cleaning. This may include bone or tissue grafting, laser gum therapy and Perio Protect.

Don’t Wait

Periodontal disease can’t be cured; it can only be managed. That’s why prevention is always the best approach, and why we recommend coming in for your checkup and cleaning every six months. This way, we can keep on top of any issues and address them before they lead to issues like gingivitis or periodontitis.

If you notice symptoms like spitting out blood after brushing or flossing, or a tooth that feels loose, contact us right away to book your appointment.



Periodontics Sunrise FL | (954) 748-7100