College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

Causes and Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal treatment is often necessary when gum disease develops and is left untreated after many months or years. Often, advanced gum disease must be treated by a specially trained dentist known as a periodontist.

Gum disease will develop when plaque is allowed to build up along and under the gum line. This can occur when teeth are not properly or regularly brushed and flossed at home. Skipped regular dental cleanings, smoking, and chronic disease can also lead to gum disease.

Periodontal disease can cause tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissues that surround the teeth. It is a serious but treatable condition. The most common symptoms include chronic bad breath, bleeding and swollen gums, sensitive teeth, gum pain and receding gums.

Treatment if often available for advanced gum disease, with options including:

  • Scaling – removal of tartar and bacteria on tooth surfaces and underneath the gums.
  • Root planing – removal of rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather.
  • Antibiotics – may include mouth rinses and gels, or a locally administered antibiotic.
  • Flap surgery – removal of tartar deposits in deep pockets which involves lifting back the gums and removing the tartar.
  • Bone grafting – a natural or synthetic bone is placed in the area of bone loss.

For more information about periodontal treatment contact our office today.

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For more than 35 years I have received very professional,, courteous and friendly service at College Park Dental. Dr Brager, Sue, Bernard, Tiffany, Mary and the entire staff provide first class […]
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The staff is polite and courteous. The Dentist’s are thorough and attentive to my needs. Highly recommended if you are trying to find a great dentist office in a convenient location in Maryland.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Brager’s for more than 30 years. He is not only an outstanding and careful dentist, but he is entertaining while in the chair! Very informative on what to […]
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