Periodontal Treatment
in Beaufort, SC

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss. Brushing, flossing, and maintaining preventive dentistry visits are effective ways to prevent periodontal disease. However, even with the most diligent oral hygiene care, periodontal disease may still develop and require professional intervention to prevent its progression. At Beaufort Center for Dentistry, our periodontal treatment in Beaufort, SC, can prevent and treat gum disease to keep your smile healthy. Contact us today to get started with treatment!

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What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease begins in the gums due to bacteria. Bacteria, from plaque, produce toxins that irritate the gums, which can result in red, swollen, bleeding gums. Persistent bad breath, receding gums, loose or shifting teeth, and changes in tooth alignment are also signs you may need gum disease treatment. However, during the early stages of periodontal disease, also known as gingivitis, symptoms aren’t always present, so it is essential to maintain routine preventive dentistry visits.

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Can periodontal disease be reversed?

Gingivitis is the first and only stage of periodontal disease that can be reversed with proper treatment and oral hygiene practices. Once past gingivitis, the disease can only be managed with professional treatments like deep dental cleanings and consistent home care. Recently, periodontal disease has proven to be a threat to more than just the teeth and gums. Early detection, regular checkups, and maintaining an oral hygiene routine are crucial for successful gum disease treatment for better oral and overall health.


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How is gingivitis treated?

Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, can be treated through diligent oral hygiene practices and professional care. The early gum disease treatment typically involves thorough brushing, flossing, and using antimicrobial mouthwash to remove plaque and bacteria. Dr. Costa may also recommend a dental deep cleaning, lifestyle changes, and additional treatments based on the severity of your gingivitis.