Gum Disease Treatment in Charlotte, NC

Serenity Family Dentistry – Periodontics

Periodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that looks at gum disease. Periodontists are trained and certified in helping patients to prevent, diagnose and cure periodontal disease. Gingivitis and periodontitis fall under this umbrella. With prevention and treatment, Dr. Attaway is always trained and certified with implant treatments.

At Serenity Family Dentistry in Charlotte, we specialize in providing periodontics care for you and your family. Each examination is different, and each therapy can differ. We will sit down with you to go over your diagnoses and set up aftercare therapy methods.

Gingivitis is better known as gum disease. Periodontitis is more aggressive and damages bone tissue. Both are caused by plaque buildup. Through preventive dental care, periodontitis and gingivitis can be addressed early to reduce more severe procedures. Other factors that can increase the chances of periodontitis or gingivitis include:

  • Heredity
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Hormone changes
  • Dry mouth

Should you be checked for periodontitis or gingivitis? If you notice swollen or bleeding gums, please call us to get checked. Other symptoms can include pains when chewing, continued bad breath and sensitive teeth. Putting off a checkup could result in advanced periodontitis or gingivitis and can result in tooth loss.

Periodontics Treatments

  • Scaling
  • Root planning
  • Debridement therapy
  • Tooth extraction

Dental scaling is a process where your periodontist scrapes plaque from above and under the gum lines. Root planning focuses on the tooth itself. Here, the dentist works on tartar buildup on the tooth and removes the bacteria causing the disease. Together, scaling and root planing treatments are part of the practice called debridement. Debridement therapy seeks to control bacterial infections, and scraping areas of buildup helps to control future bacterial growth.

When gum disease advances to where teeth become loose, your dentist may recommend extracting those teeth. As the gum disease grows, tissues weaken around the roots in the gums.

Dr. Attaway is here to answer any of your questions.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. If you are experiencing bleeding or swollen gums or tender teeth, call us.

Call us today at (704) 365-0006 to schedule an appointment or register for an appointment.

At Serenity Family Dentistry in Charlotte, we are creating beautiful smiles with a gentle touch.

Our Happy Customers

"I had my first crown put in this past month. SFD, was forever patient as I was dealing with a cough, and continually had to ask to stop for a moment. The team is kind, sweet, and very thorough in explaining what's going on, and the costs, before any work begins. We were honestly thinking of finding a dentist closer to our home, but the staff at SFD has made this drive worth it for my family."

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"Dr. Attaway and her team are thorough and compassionate. They explain procedures and reasons for treatment plans recommended. I was a patient of this clinic prior to Dr. Attaway's arrival, and am pleased that Debbie and Laura are still there, and the new additions are also very nice."

Erin Erin

"Debbie is a great and personable hygienist and Dr. Attaway is gentle and kind. They were very honest with me about my teeth and how I should take care of them. Dr. Attaway even recommended a new mouth wash so that I could hopefully avoid a cavity. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dentist."

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