Periodontal Care and Your Overall Oral Health

A woman smiling with her eyes closed outdoorsPeriodontics refers to the treatment and maintenance of the structure that supports your teeth - namely, the gums and bone matter.

Gingivitis is an early form of periodontitis, or gum disease. If you experience an occasional swelling of the gums, gums that bleed after brushing or flossing, itchy gums, or bright red or purple gums, chances are you have gingivitis. Gingivitis can be treated by having your teeth professionally cleaned, followed by a strict oral hygiene regimen, including anti-bacterial rinses.

Left untreated, gingivitis can escalate into periodontitis - although there are other factors that can contribute to the disease, including smoking, genetic tendencies, and unchecked diabetes. Periodontitis symptoms include those of gingivitis, as well as a metallic taste in the mouth, receding gums, enlarged spaces between the gums and teeth, severe halitosis (bad breath), and even loose teeth (from loss of bone).

To rid your mouth of periodontitis, we remove the buildup of bacterial plaque through scraping or sonic vibration. Alternatively, small pads treated with antibiotic solutions can be placed between the teeth and gums, which also help to reduce plaque and combat the disease.

For more information on periodontics or the schedule an appointment call Windermere Dental Group today.

Dr. Moncada

Windermere Dental Group

Dr. Moncada and her team of dental professionals are dedicated to providing the highest level of care. Our cosmetic dentistry practice can provide:

  • Same-Day Dental Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Veneers
  • And much more!

To schedule an appointment at our office in Orlando, FL, contact us online or call (407) 294-1132.

Contact Us

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite

Orlando Office

6996 Piazza Grande Ave
Ste 209
Orlando, FL 32835

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Tell us a bit about yourself...

407-294-1132 Send a message