Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana

Rochester Periodontal Gum Disease

Overview

About Periodontal Gum Disease

Welcome to Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana, where Dr. Barnard and the team of dentists specialize in periodontal gum disease treatments. Located in Rochester, our practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for our patients. With our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology, we are able to deliver the best possible results. Give us a call at 574-223-3121 to learn more about our services and schedule your appointment today.

Key Takeaways

Symptoms of periodontal gum disease can include red, swollen, or tender gums, receding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and a change in the bite of the teeth.


Plaque is a sticky film that forms on teeth when food particles and bacteria mix with saliva which can lead to periodontal gum disease.


Treatment options for periodontal gum disease can include scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and surgical procedures.


Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene practices can help prevent the development of periodontal gum disease.

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Symptoms of Periodontal Gum Disease


At Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana, Dr. Barnard understands the importance of looking out for signs of periodontal gum disease. Symptoms of periodontal gum disease can include red, swollen, or tender gums, receding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and a change in the bite of the teeth.

If any of these symptoms are present, it is important to seek dental care right away to prevent further damage. Dr. Barnard has the experience and knowledge to diagnose and treat periodontal gum disease, ensuring that your teeth and gums remain healthy and strong. Contact Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana today to schedule an appointment and get the care you need.

Causes of Periodontal Gum Disease

Periodontal gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue caused by bacteria in plaque. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on teeth when food particles and bacteria mix with saliva. If plaque is not removed with regular brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar. Tartar buildup can cause inflammation and irritation of the gums, leading to periodontal gum disease. Other factors that can contribute to periodontal gum disease include smoking, genetics, certain medications, and illnesses.

Dr. Barnard specializes in treating periodontal gum disease in the Rochester area. Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the condition, but may include scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and surgical procedures. Patients should be aware of the symptoms of periodontal gum disease, including red, swollen gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, and bad breath. Early detection and treatment can help prevent further damage and preserve healthy gum tissue.

Diagnosis


At Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana, Dr. Barnard is an experienced dentist who specializes in diagnosing and treating periodontal gum disease. Dr. Barnard will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine the severity of the condition. The examination may include a visual inspection, dental X-rays, and other tests to accurately diagnose the condition.

Once the diagnosis is complete, Dr. Barnard will discuss the best treatment plan for your individual needs. Depending on the severity of the gum disease, treatment may include a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing, antibiotics, or periodontal surgery. Dr. Barnard will also provide you with the necessary information to help you maintain good oral health and reduce the risk of further gum disease.

Treatment for Periodontal Gum Disease

Periodontal gum disease is a serious condition that can cause tooth loss and other oral health issues. Dr. Barnard at Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana offers comprehensive treatments to help manage and prevent this condition. Treatments can include scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar buildup, antibiotics to fight infection, and laser therapy to help reduce inflammation and bacteria. Dr. Barnard also offers periodontal maintenance to help keep the gums healthy and reduce the risk of recurrence. With regular checkups and proper oral hygiene, patients can help keep their gums healthy and prevent the progression of gum disease.

In addition to periodontal treatments, Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana offers a variety of other services such as cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry. These services can help to improve the appearance of teeth and promote better oral health. Dr. Barnard and her team are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Prevention

Regular dental checkups are essential for preventing periodontal gum disease. During a dental checkup, the dentist can detect early signs of periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Additionally, good oral hygiene practices can help prevent the development of periodontal disease. Brushing and flossing twice a day, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding smoking are all important steps for maintaining healthy gums.

Dentists can also provide additional preventive care, such as professional cleanings and regular dental checkups, to help patients maintain healthy gums. By visiting the dentist regularly, patients can help ensure that any signs of periodontal disease are detected and treated in a timely manner.

If you’re in need of other dental related services, contact your Rochester dentist today!

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At Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana, we specialize in the treatment of periodontal gum disease. Give us a call at 574-223-3121 to schedule an appointment with our dentist and get the specialized care you need. For more information, please visit our Contact Us page. Read reviews from our patients on Google Maps.

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Reviews

What Our Amazing Patients Say

Kenneth Kotouc
Kenneth Kotouc
2023-09-26

Very friendly. Did what was asked.

John Benedict
John Benedict
2023-09-26

Professional and courteous

SALLY KLINE
SALLY KLINE
2023-09-21

Very helpful.

David Castillo
David Castillo
2023-09-21

Extremely friendly. Answered all of my questions. Even called me to check up on me. This place deserves 5 stars and beyond.

Wyatt Good
Wyatt Good
2023-09-13

Best dental experience I have ever had.

Paul Tinsman
Paul Tinsman
2023-09-06

Went in for a broken wisdom tooth after x-rays and a couple of Pokes on the gums doctor came in and wanted to pull all of my wisdom teeth I simply asked for the broken tooth to be pulled, I initially scheduled the appointment then canceled after thinking about how I was railroad into all this extra work and cost and finding out that they maxed out my dental insurance and sent me a bill (they did absolutely nothing on my visit) but yet I still have the broken wisdom tooth and now can’t get it pulled untill next year after insurance roll over unless i pay out-of-pocket because they max out my yearly plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is periodontal gum disease?

Periodontal gum disease is an infection of the gums and tissue that support the teeth, caused by bacteria in plaque.

What are the symptoms of periodontal gum disease?

Common symptoms include red, swollen, or tender gums, bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, receding gums, and bad breath.

What are the risk factors for periodontal gum disease?

Risk factors for periodontal gum disease include smoking, diabetes, hormonal changes, certain medications, and genetics.

What are the treatments for periodontal gum disease?

Treatments for periodontal gum disease can include scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and in more severe cases, gum surgery.

How can I prevent periodontal gum disease?

Good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and regular dental check-ups, can help prevent periodontal gum disease.