Periodontal Disease

Skilled Gum Disease Treatment in Carmel

Gum disease can negatively impact your smile and overall quality of life. If you're suffering from gum disease, you may be wondering what treatment options are available. At the dental office of Sofia Kavakoglou, DMD, we're proud to provide quality gum disease treatment for patients exhibiting a wide range of symptoms. From scaling and planing to more advanced surgical procedures, we have you covered.

No matter how severe your symptoms may seem, we'll work to help your smile get back on track to optimal health. Our diverse dental team includes a periodontist who brings a wealth of experience and skill to your corner, so you know you'll be getting excellent care. Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment and get the Carmel gum disease treatment your smile needs!


What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth. If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to extensive tooth loss and jawbone deterioration. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, which is typically characterized by inflammation around your gums. Gingivitis is easy to treat but can quickly progress if not addressed immediately. Once gum disease advances past gingivitis, there are various stages of periodontitis ranging from early to advanced. Our dental team and periodontist have the skills and experience to treat every level of gum disease.

Signs You May Need Treatment

Various factors contribute to an individual developing gum disease, including age, tobacco use, and underlying health conditions. If you believe you're experiencing gum disease symptoms or think you are at risk for developing it, there are various signs to watch for that can indicate its presence in your smile. Some of the most common signs of gum disease include:

  • Puffy, swollen, and red gums
  • Painful gum abscesses
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing your teeth
  • Unpleasant breath even after brushing your teeth
  • Increased sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages

What Causes Gum Disease?

Although some of the reasons gum disease develops are preventable, others aren't. A few of the most common causes of gum disease include plaque buildup, tobacco use, and hormonal shifts, like those that may occur during pregnancy. One of the most crucial steps to treating gum disease is identifying underlying causes. Staying up to date with your dental checkups increases your chances of our periodontist catching gum disease early on before it can worsen.

How Our Practice Approaches Gum Disease

Over the years, our office has streamlined our approach to addressing every level of gum disease. From the moment you step through our doors, you can rest assured that our seasoned dental team will leverage our extensive knowledge and acumen to help your smile get back to looking and feeling its best. Whether you need routine gum disease treatment or extensive gum surgery, you can rest assured you're in good hands with our team.

When you visit our practice for the first time, our team will begin by conducting a comprehensive oral exam. Using various forms of technology, like x-ray imaging, we'll get a precise picture of your teeth, gums, and jawbones. From there, we'll determine the extent of your gum disease and discuss the types of treatments that would be best for your needs. Our team is genuinely committed to your education and will break down our recommendations so you never feel like you're in the dark during your visit.

Gum Disease Treatment FAQs

We understand that you may have questions about our gum disease treatment. Our team is here to answer them and give you the information you need to feel comfortable and confident about our services. Some of the most frequently asked questions about gum disease treatment include:

Can you reverse gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the only stage of gum disease that's reversible. However, regardless of which stage of gum disease you have, our team is here to treat it and stabilize your oral health.

Proper oral hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease. Our practice recommends brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day and visiting our office for your regular checkups.

Our team works hard to minimize any discomfort you may feel while undergoing various gum disease treatments, including scaling, root planing, and gum surgery. However, any discomfort should go away not long after the completion of treatment.

Gingivitis & Periodontitis Treatment in Carmel

Whether you're suffering from early or advanced gum disease, our practice is here for you. At the office of Sofia Kavakoglou, DMD, we're proud to provide skilled Carmel gum disease treatment to help improve and protect your smile's overall health. Our team looks forward to meeting you and learning how we can adapt our offerings to meet your needs. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and get the professional care you deserve!