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Gum Disease

Are your gums dark, red, puffy, or sensitive? Do they bleed when you brush and floss? Chances are you're suffering from gum disease.

Tampa Dental Wellness offers advanced treatments for periodontal disease that can restore the gumline and improve your overall health.

See how our dentists serving Tampa, Carrollwood, and Westchase, FL, can restore your oral health and your smile.

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Gum disease can be painful, make it difficult to chew, and cause bad breath. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to more serious oral and physical health issues. If you're in the Carrollwood, Westchase, or Tampa, FL, areas, and are suffering from the symptoms of gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease, we invite you to contact our dental office, so we can provide you with relief and restore your oral health.

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Treating periodontal disease can save your teeth.

Gum Disease Symptoms Warning Signs That Your Periodontal Health May Be Compromised

Gingivitis Symptoms

  • Swollen gums
  • Discolored gums
  • Sore or tender gums
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gum recession

Periodontitis Symptoms

  • Persistent bad taste in your mouth
  • Pus around your teeth or gums
  • Wiggly or loose teeth
  • Pain while biting and chewing

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Do You Think You Have Gum Disease? Contact Our Dentists to Get the Treatment You Need

Gingivitis and periodontitis can adversely affect the health and appearance of your smile. If you notice any of the symptoms we've listed above, it's crucial that you visit Drs. Amy Creech-Gionis, S. Nicole Mahdavieh, and Constanza L. Leal. Tampa Dental Wellness is deeply committed to the Hillsborough County community and has two state-of-the-art offices to serve the region.

During your visit, you'll find our office is less like a traditional dental practice and more like a spa. This inviting atmosphere will help you relax and speak freely about the oral health issues that may be on your mind. We're here to answer your questions about periodontal care and help you have the healthiest smile possible.

Contact our practice online if you live in the Westchase, Carrollwood, or Tampa areas and need to speak with a dentist about your oral health. You can also request an appointment by phone.

Call Tampa Dental Wellness:

(813) 855-2273

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2022

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2022

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This is such a wonderful dental office! Every hygienist that I had an appointment with is engaging, gentle, and caring. I feel like a good friend is taking care of me each time I’m here for a cleaning, or having dental work done.

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The Dangers of Gum Disease

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In addition to affecting the gums, untreated periodontal disease can lead to other serious oral health problems.

Tooth Misalignment

As periodontitis progresses, it can make your teeth loose and sore and also result in pronounced tooth gaps and changes in your dental alignment.

Root Canal Infection

Untreated periodontitis increases your risk of root canal infection. Further neglect can lead to a dental abscess, which can be potentially life-threatening.

Tooth Loss

It's not uncommon for people with advanced periodontitis to experience tooth loss. This is the result of teeth gradually loosening or shifting position.

Did You Know...

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According to the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension, periodontal disease is linked to high blood pressure. People with gum disease were 20% less likely to achieve a healthy blood pressure range than people with healthy gums. In addition, Medical News Today notes that gum disease may increase a person's risk for respiratory disease, Alzheimer's disease, and certain types of cancers.

The Treatment Options For Gum Disease

In the early stages, treating gum disease may be as easy as coming into either our Westchase or Carrollwood, FL, office for a professional cleaning and improving your daily oral care routine. If you need more advanced care, we offer several treatment options:

Brushing twice daily and flossing once daily can help prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria that can lead to gum disease.
Brushing twice daily and flossing once daily can help prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria that can lead to gum disease.

Antiseptic Rinse or Antibiotics

Eliminating bacteria is often enough to reduce inflammation and reverse gingivitis. Typically, we recommend incorporating an antiseptic rinse into your daily oral hygiene routine. If that's ineffective, we may prescribe antibiotics to eliminate the bacteria.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is a procedure that uses special dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline. Root planing refers to the smoothing of the tooth surface below the gumline. Scaling and root planing encourages the gum tissue to reattach to the tooth and close the periodontal pocket that has formed.

Gumline Restoration

For more advanced periodontitis that has resulted in gum recession, our dentists can make recommendations to replace the missing gum tissue. These periodontal procedures will improve the appearance of your gums while protecting the tooth roots.

Treating Tooth Loss With Dental Implants 

If advanced periodontal disease leads to tooth loss, we can go over various restorative procedures that fill the gaps in your smile. We may discuss the use of dental implants to support restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored into the jawbone. They are the preferred method for restoring missing teeth because they:

Provide a Sturdy Base

Dental implants are titanium posts that, once fused with the jawbone, become part of your anatomy and provide a sturdy base for your new restoration.

Are Long-Lasting

While your restorations may need to be replaced, your dental implants can last a lifetime when cared for properly.

Support Different Restorations

After healing, dental implants can support a crown for single-tooth replacement, a bridge for a few missing teeth, or even a full set of dentures for widespread tooth loss.

Prevent Further Issues

Missing teeth can cause serious repercussions for your oral health, like tooth misalignment, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and bone atrophy. Dental implants and restorations prevent these oral health issues from developing.

Are You Looking for Quality Preventative or Restorative Dental Care? Contact Tampa Dental Wellness Today

When addressed in a timely manner, our dentists can prevent gum disease from progressing to the point where teeth become loose or fall out; however, if you have missing teeth, we can also place dental implants and restorations.

Dr. Amy Creech-Gionis has undergone specialty training in implantology and IV sedation. She is able to complete every step of your dental implant procedure, from placing the implant to attaching the restoration. Her expert care ensures each patient receives the highest quality results.

Contact our Westchase or Carrollwood, FL, office to receive top-quality dental care.

(813) 855-2273

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Tampa Dental Wellness of Westchase and their office in Carollwood are both truly amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough. There aren’t words to describe how amazing the dentist is and the staff she has there for your support.

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2022

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I had a very good experience today and Daniella was such a great hygienist and very kind explaining exactly what she was doing and how I can improve my dental health… highly recommend!

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What Is the Cost Of Periodontal Care?

Most dental insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost of periodontal treatment. For patients without insurance, we offer cash discounts and CareCredit® financing to help break down the cost of treatment into manageable monthly payments.

Our Tampa-area offices also have a Platinum Wellness Savings Plan, which allows our uninsured patients to receive affordable, top-quality dental care.

We want our patients to have healthy, beautiful smiles, and we don't want the cost of treatment to prevent patients from getting the care they need. Contact our office to learn more about our pricing or to ask about our Platinum Wellness Savings Plan.

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Arlene Peck

2022

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Amazing experience loved the TLC did not realize the 2 fillings and root canal was done until they waved at me saying hello we are done! They make you feel welcomed and treat you as family love it best dentist across the board

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Omar Martinez

2022

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I actually enjoyed my visit to the dentist today.  You’d probably never expect anyone to say that, but it was pleasant. Met friendliest staff. Love it!

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Tampa Dental Wellness of Westchase & Carrollwood

At Tampa Dental Wellness, Dr. Amy Creech-Gionis and her associates provide modern, comprehensive dental services using the most advanced technology available. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • International College of Implantologists
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (813) 855-2273 today.

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