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Effective Gum Disease Treatments

at Sarasota Dental Arts in Gulf Gate Estates

At Sarasota Dental Arts, serving Sarasota, Gulf Gate Estates, and Siesta Key, we understand the critical impact of gum health on your overall dental and general well-being.

Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to severe dental and systemic health issues.

Our dedicated approach aims to effectively treat gum disease, helping you maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.


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Understanding the Importance of Treating Gum Disease

Common Problems: Gum disease starts as gingivitis, characterized by redness, swelling, and bleeding gums, and can advance to periodontitis, which may lead to tooth loss and other serious health complications.

Effective Solutions: We offer comprehensive gum disease treatments, ranging from non-surgical methods like scaling and root planing to advanced surgical treatments, depending on the severity of your condition.

Proven Outcomes: Patients who receive our gum disease treatments often see improved gum health, reduced tooth loss risk, and better overall health, thanks to our focus on thorough care and preventive strategies.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some FAQs to help you understand what to expect during treatment for gum disease at Sarasota Dental Arts.

What is gum disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that supports your teeth. It is caused primarily by poor oral hygiene, allowing plaque to build up and harden.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
Symptoms include red, swollen, and tender gums, bleeding during brushing or flossing, receding gums, persistent bad breath, and loose teeth.
How do you treat gum disease?

Treatments range from deep cleaning procedures like scaling and root planing to more intensive surgical treatments if necessary.

We also provide tailored maintenance plans to prevent recurrence.

Can gum disease cause other health problems?
Yes, advanced gum disease is linked to increased risks of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory conditions, and complications during pregnancy.
Is gum disease treatment painful?
We use local anesthesia and offer sedation options to ensure your comfort during treatment. Most patients experience minimal discomfort
How often should I see the dentist if I have gum disease?
Patients with gum disease might need more frequent visits, typically every 3 to 4 months, to manage the condition effectively.
What can I do to prevent gum disease?

Maintaining good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and regular dental check-ups, is crucial for preventing gum disease.

What happens if gum disease is left untreated?
If not treated, gum disease can lead to severe infections, loss of teeth, and increased risk of broader health issues.
Will my insurance cover the treatment of gum disease?
Most dental insurance plans cover treatments for gum disease. However, coverage details can vary, so it’s a good idea to check with your provider.
How do I know if my gum disease is getting better?

Improvements in gum disease are marked by reduced swelling, less bleeding during oral care routines, and tighter gums around teeth.

Regular follow-ups allow us to monitor your progress.

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