With gum disease treatment, Dr. Ficca can help stop the deterioration of your bone and gums, repair the damage you’ve experienced as a result of infection, and protect your teeth and bone from future problems. As a board-certified periodontist, he is proficient in the stages of gum disease and has spent more than 20 years helping patients improve oral health and overall quality of life.
Common Signs of Gum Disease
Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection of your gums and the tissue surrounding your teeth. When left untreated, infections in the gums can result in:
- Destroyed gum tissues
- Damaged tooth-supporting bone
- Discomfort and pain
- Tooth loss
One common symptom of periodontal disease is that your gums may recess, exposing the roots of your teeth. In this case, Dr. Ficca may recommend gum recession treatment, which uses gum grafts to re-cover the root surfaces.
Why Treat Gum Disease?
Gum disease treatment involves a variety of techniques for treating periodontal disease. These techniques focus on eliminating the infection, repairing areas with gum and bone loss, and protecting you against future damage.
Gum disease treatment plans in Charlotte, NC offer a variety of important benefits: