Gum disease (periodontal disease) is an infection of your gums and the tissue surrounding your teeth. Over time, the infection can:
- Destroy gum tissues
- Damage tooth-supporting bone
- Cause discomfort and pain
- Lead to tooth loss
With gum disease treatment, Dr. Ficca can help stop the destruction 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 these conditions and has spent more than 20 years helping patients live healthier, more comfortable lives.
What Are the Benefits of Gum Disease Treatment?
Gum disease treatment is a general term for the techniques Dr. Ficca uses to treat periodontal disease. These techniques focus on eliminating the infection, repairing areas with gum and bone loss, and protecting you against future damage.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
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.
Periodontal disease is associated with systemic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, and cancer.
Three Important Treatment Benefits
Gum disease treatment offers patients in Charlotte, NC, a variety of important benefits: