Gum Disease Treatment in
Lutz

Periodontics is the dental discipline that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. At Creating Smiles, we offer a range of periodontal services to treat gum disease at varying stages.

Gum Disease Treatment in Lutz

The structures that support your teeth are just as vital as your actual teeth. If issues arise in the gums, it can lead to more serious problems, such as tooth loss or jawbone deterioration. The most common signs and symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen or bleeding gums. While gum disease is preventable with good oral hygiene habits, sometimes it can be easy to ignore the early signs and symptoms. Our periodontal treatment services include:

Scaling and Root Planing: Otherwise known as a deep cleaning, scaling and root planing consists of removing all bacteria, plaque and tartar from above and below gums through scaling, and then smoothing the root surfaces through root planing to prevent future decay.

Dental Crown Lengthening: This procedure involves reshaping the gum tissue to expose more of the tooth. This is most often done for patients who have “gummy” smiles.

Gingivectomy: A gingivectomy involves the removal of gum tissue which may become necessary to avoid the gum disease from affecting bone tissue.

Laser Treatment: Lasers are the latest revolution for treating gum disease. Laser treatment can be used to reduce or remove inflammation in the gums.

Pocket Reduction: If gingivitis progresses, it can create pockets between the gums and the teeth, creating a space where bacteria can build up easily. Pocket reduction surgery will reduce that space preventing further damage or decay.

Osseous Surgery: This surgical procedure is done when your gums don’t respond to other treatments as expected and will trim away infected tissue or diseased bone.

Ridge Preservation: This procedure is done to limit the amount of bone loss. This procedure is typically used after an extraction to preserve bone.

Bone Grafting: This procedure involves placing artificial bone tissues in areas that have deteriorated. This can be used to create a bone structure that is strong enough to eventually support a dental implant.

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Anaillan N.

Thank you to all the staff you guys always treats me like a family and always smile and even watch my little one while Dr.Nguyen work on my teeth. Special thanks to Gemma to watch my little one everytime I have appointment you guys are the best. Highly recommended to everyone !

Jesse L.

Hands down, the best dental office I’ve ever been to. Everyone is happy and helpful. No dental shaming. Excellent knowledge and communication-they took pictures of my teeth and showed me my x-rays so I could see and understand everything that was going on. This is an example of how all healthcare should be.

Kathy N.

Dr. Yen Nguyen has been taking care of my teeth for years – from cleanings to Invisalign. She’s courteous, professional, and takes the time to walk you through the process. I am complimented on my smile all the time (thanks to her!) - I truly recommend her!
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