Periodontal Services in
Periodontics is a subcategory of dentistry that focuses on the structures that support your teeth including the gums and mouth bones. At Ellenton Family Dental, we understand how serious gum disease is, and we are proud to offer a range of periodontal services to cater to our patients’ needs.
Are red, swollen or tender gums causing you pain and discomfort? Do you notice some bleeding when you brush or floss? These may be symptoms of inflammation in your gum tissue. We carefully evaluate and address your issues and concerns by diagnosing, treating and preventing gum problems. Also known as periodontal disease, gum problems begin when bacteria in your mouth grow and cause an inflammation of the gum line, eventually affecting the health of teeth and bones as well. Periodontal treatments can stop or slow the progression of periodontal disease and help ease the associated discomfort.
Depending on the stage of your periodontal problems, we offer the following treatments:
- Scaling and Root Planing: The procedure allows us to remove the buildup of plaque, tartar and toxins from above and below the gum line. Once these areas are clean, we will smooth out any rough spots on the root surfaces to prevent future buildups.
- Bone Grafting: When gum disease reaches the jawbone, it can cause deterioration. Bone grafting can reverse this process. The treatment involves using artificial bone-like material and special proteins to regenerate the bone and encourage growth.
- Dental Crown Lengthening: This procedure involves reshaping swollen or inflamed gum tissue to expose more of the tooth structure. It can be used to fix a “gummy” smile.
- Gingivectomy: A gingivectomy allows us to remove and reshape loose, diseased gum tissue eliminating pockets between the teeth and gums.
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Dr. Whaley is soft-spoken and always as gentle as possible. He is thorough and very honest and he does excellent work. His office staff is efficient and Tina is a great cheerleader for the patients. He is far more reasonable than other dentists in this area and has the most modern equipment I have ever seen in a dentist’s office.
This has been one of the best dental experiences I have ever had. Attention to detail. Caring, kind, professional staff. So glad I found them. Highly recommended.
I had a toothache and I called them last minute to be seen and they accommodated my schedule and took care of my pain! Dr. Whaley and Tina are so professional and friendly I no longer have to be scared to go to the dentist! Thank you so much to all of the staff at Ellenton family dental.
Patient comfort is a top priority for Dr. Whaley, and he wants every patient to walk away satisfied.
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