Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease is not only the leading cause of adult tooth loss, but it also contributes to your risk of a variety of health issues. At Creating Smiles Dental in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, Cindy Brayer DMD, PA, Phong Phane, DMD, and their team provide customized periodontal treatments to protect your oral and overall health. Call Creating Smiles Dental, or request an appointment online for expert periodontal treatment.

Cecelia Perera, DDS
In House Periodontist


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Periodontal Treatment Q&A

What are some of the standard periodontal treatments?

Periodontal treatments restore your gum health and reverse signs of gingivitis and periodontal disease. The team at Creating Smiles Dental provides periodontal procedures, including:

Scaling and root planing
Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning procedures to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, both above and below your gum line. The team uses state-of-the-art equipment to remove the plaque and tartar that traps bacteria against your teeth and allows it to get beneath your gums.

Gum grafting
Periodontal disease can lead to gum recession and loss. When necessary, the team at Creating Smiles Dental can provide gum grafts to restore your gum line and protect the roots of your teeth.

Laser treatments
Creating Smiles Dental uses the innovative Solea® laser to treat infected gums. The laser is precise and causes less pain and swelling than conventional treatments.

Surgery
In severe cases, your dentist might recommend periodontal surgery to repair and restore your gums as well as the underlying bone that supports your teeth and gums. It can reduce your risk of tooth loss by closing hard-to-clean gaps and crevices where bacteria can hide.

Implants
When periodontal disease leads to tooth loss, the team at Creating Smiles Dental offers dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants not only restore your smile and dental function, but also promote healthy bone growth in your jaw to reduce your risk of additional tooth loss.

What are the signs I need periodontal treatment?

Some of the most common warning signs of gum disease include:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Bad breath

You might also have pain while you chew. If you have more advanced gum disease, you might notice that your teeth look longer as your gums pull away from them and recede.

How can I protect my periodontal health?

Taking care of your teeth correctly is one of the most effective ways to reduce your risk of periodontal disease. You should brush your teeth for two minutes, at least twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s also critical to floss your teeth at least once a day.

You can reduce your risk of periodontal disease by limiting sugary snacks and drinks. You should also avoid using tobacco products like cigarettes or chewing tobacco.

If you’re concerned about gum disease or looking for expert periodontal treatments, call Creating Smiles Dental, or request an appointment online today.

What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. They are experts in oral health as they receive extensive training in these areas, such as three extra years of education after dental school. Our in-house periodontist, Dr. Perera, is proud to offer gum grafts, dental implants, crown lengthening, bone grafts, as well ass consultations. Schedule your consultation with our board certified periodontist.

Our Locations

Serving the communities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, we have two conveniently located offices! Contact us to make your appointment at either of our two locations.

Creating Smiles Dental, St. Petersburg, FL

Phone: 727-323-0377

Address: 3388 49th St N, St. PetersburgFL 33710

Creating Smiles Dental, Clearwater, FL

Phone: 727-791-8823

Address: 1831 N Belcher Rd, Suite F-3, ClearwaterFL 33765

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Real Patient Reviews

“Dr Brayer and her staff are the best in the Bay. Scratch that, Best in the world, seriously too! Most gentle hands, like a magician. Fillings, crowns, the whole nine yards, they are perfect! If you’re looking for a Dentist, google one. If you’re looking for a family to be there for you, ones with compassion, empathy and professionalism, Creating Smiles in Clearwater is who you’re looking for. Call Dana and she’ll welcome you warmly. Stella and Jess are the best there too. Sorry to sound like a Love Fest review, but that’s how you feel when you’re with them. 10 Thumbs up and 5 Stars for Creating Smiles!” – James Rietz