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Periodontal Care in Lakeland, FL

When we think about taking care of our oral health, most of us focus on our teeth, but what about our gums? Good gum health is an integral part of maintaining a healthy smile. If you’ve been searching for a dentist in Lakeland that offers exceptional periodontal care, our team at Imperial Christina Dental Care would be happy to help. Contact our office today!

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When is a dental deep cleaning necessary?

A deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, can become necessary when a patient exhibits signs of periodontal disease. Symptoms may include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, and deep gum pockets. During a dental deep cleaning, our skilled hygienists meticulously remove plaque, tartar, and bacterial toxins from below the gumline (scaling) and smooth the tooth roots to promote healing and prevent further infection (root planing). This thorough cleaning helps to eliminate the sources of inflammation and infection, allowing the gums to heal and reattach to the teeth properly.

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How common is gum disease?

Gum disease is more common than many people realize, and it is a prevalent oral health concern worldwide. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly half of all adults over the age of 30 in the United States have some form of gum disease. The prevalence of gum disease increases with age, poor oral hygiene habits, tobacco use, certain medical conditions (such as diabetes), and genetic predisposition. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and routine cleanings, are essential for preventing and managing gum disease.

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How does Arestin® help treat gum disease?

Arestin is an antibiotic treatment used in conjunction with scaling and root planing to help treat gum disease. Arestin works by gradually releasing antibiotics into the infected gum tissues, targeting and killing the bacteria responsible for gum disease. By administering antibiotics directly to the site of infection, Arestin enhances the effectiveness of scaling and root planing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach with traditional cleaning methods. This targeted approach helps to reduce inflammation, eliminate bacteria, and promote healing of the gum tissues.

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