Periodontal Therapy in
Jacksonville, Florida

Periodontal disease can slowly develop in your mouth over time. This is where Atlantic Dentistry can help you. Come in for routine general dentistry to help catch this issue before it gets out of hand. If caught early, it could just be that your gums are inflamed. Later stages of this disease can result in bone loss, tissue damage and possibly loose teeth.

Periodontal Therapy in Jacksonville, Florida

Gum Infection Treatment

Some signs of a gum infection are swollen gums, bleeding gums, loose teeth, pain in your gums or teeth and bad breath. Once you have been diagnosed with a gum infection, depending on its severity, there are several methods to treat this condition. A deep cleaning from your dentist or hygienist will help to get your oral health back on track. This deep cleaning will remove bacteria from your mouth. If you follow proper oral hygiene with medications and prescription mouthwash, your mouth will be back to its healthy state in no time. Later stages of gum infection would need to be discussed with the dentist and further actions taken.

Scaling and Root Planing

Treatments for advanced gum infection can include scaling and root planing. When you have this procedure done, it is basically cleaning the root surface of the tooth to remove any tartar and bacterial toxins. Root planing is the process where plaque is cleaned from below the gum line. Depending on the severity of the gum infection, scaling and planing are sometimes followed up with antibiotics.

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Dr. Murphy and his staff were very friendly and thoroughly explained the process and our options. The office is beautiful and very modern. I am very pleased that we selected Atlantic Dentistry!

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I have extremely high dental anxiety, and Dr. Murphy and his hygienist were so calming and gentle on my sensitive teeth. Their offices are really clean and nice with TVs in each exam room. The X-rays were really easy with new equipment and everything was shown to me digitally on the screen. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a new dentist in the area! I’m glad I came in!

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