Gentle Care for Gum Disease from Dr. Falsetti
Gum health is an important part of overall oral health and also plays a significant part of smile aesthetics. At our Upper St. Clair, Diane M. Falsetti, DMD, and her professional staff treats gum disease with compassionate care through non-surgical, innovative techniques. We do our best to help patients overcome gum disease and restore the health and function of their smiles.
Solutions for Periodontal Problems
Caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease occurs in three stages: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. The first line of defense in preventing this disease is establishing a good at-home oral health regimen and twice yearly dental visits. With a foundation in at home oral care, you can minimize risk for developing the disease and ensure the health of your gums. However, issues like genetics, medications, and other medical problems can play a role in the extent of symptoms and make them hard to avoid with simple brushing and flossing.
This is why Dr. Falsetti and her dental team provide non-surgical gum treatments to combat signs and symptoms of periodontitis, including:
Root Scaling and Planing: Also known as a deep cleaning, this treatment is completed to remove debris and bacteria that has accumulated below the gum line. Without treatment, soft tissue can become puffy, inflamed, and irritated, and pull away from the teeth. As one of the most effective ways in treating mild to moderate gum disease, deep cleaning target the areas below the gums and tooth roots. Before starting treatment, our Upper St. Clair dentist numbs gums with a topical agent to ensure comfort. Deep cleaning can minimize the advancement of periodontal disease and halts the continuation of gum recession.
Gum Disease Treatments in Upper St. Clair
Dr. Falsetti and her staff are diligent about educating patients on the importance of gum health, and how to sustain healthier smiles though focusing on soft tissue care. We go through a detailed clinical examination at each check-up, provide insights on the state of patients’ periodontal health, and offer in-office deep cleanings to improve oral health if needed. Your comfort is our top priority; we do our best to answer any questions or concerns and how to improve at-home oral care to prevent the progression of problems.
Schedule your Gum Disease Treatment Today
Your gum health is important to the aesthetics of your smile and your overall health. At Diane M. Falsetti, DMD and we are here to provide non-surgical gum disease treatments and comprehensively care for your oral health and overall wellbeing by preventing the progression of soft tissue infection. For more information about our treatment options, contact us today.