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Gum Disease

Are your gums dark, red, puffy, or sensitive? Do they bleed when you brush and floss? If so, you may be suffering from gum disease.

Tampa Dental Wellness offers advanced treatments for periodontal disease to improve your oral and 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 greater Tampa, FL, area and are suffering from the symptoms of gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease, we invite you to contact our dental office so we can help 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

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 greater Tampa area 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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What Causes Gum Disease?

Different lifestyle and health factors can put you at a greater risk of developing gum disease. Still, overall periodontitis results from the following bad oral hygiene habits:

Poor Brushing and Flossing

Bacteria naturally accumulate in your mouth from what you eat and drink, forming plaque on your teeth. Good brushing and flossing habits help you rid your smile of plaque caused by bacteria. Plaque returns quickly. If you don't brush twice a day and floss daily, accumulated plaque can turn into stubborn tartar. 

Missed Dental Cleanings

Tartar cannot be removed with simple brushing and flossing habits. Once tarter forms, you'll need a professional dental cleaning to effectively remove the hardened material that's hidden under your gums. This is why bi-annual dental cleanings are essential. 

Untreated Gingivitis

The mildest form of gum disease is gingivitis. When tartar builds up below your gum line for too long and to a large degree, inflammation and irritation can be seen at the base of your teeth, indicating gingivitis. If it is not treated, gingivitis can turn into more severe gum disease. 

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Periodontal disease has a negative impact on many aspects of your overall health. This includes high blood pressure: people with gum disease are 20% less likely to have a healthy blood pressure range than those with healthy gums. In addition, gum disease may increase a person's risk for respiratory disease, Alzheimer's disease, and certain types of cancers.

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Pain from the symptoms of gum disease can affect your overall happiness and quality of life. Periodontal disease can also affect your confidence and relationships.

Studies have found that those with periodontal disease are often afraid to smile and communicate with others because of their negative symptoms. Bad breath, crooked teeth, tooth loss, and other concerns can lead to low confidence, impairing a patient's quality of life.

Take charge of your oral health and your life by requesting a consultation at our Carrollwood or Westchase office. We can help you get the treatment you need to smile widely again:

(813) 855-2273

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Our dentists are committed to addressing oral health as it relates to your overall systemic health.

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Friendly office staff. Hygienist Stacey and the Dentist were great. No wait.

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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

In the earliest stages of gum disease, eliminating bacteria is often enough to reduce inflammation and reverse gingivitis. In addition to brushing and flossing, 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 and root planing are used to treat periodontitis. 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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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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The Florida Probe Dental System Innovation in Periodontic Care

Our Carrollwood-area practice is committed to bringing in the newest technology to better serve our patients, and one notable software that helps us diagnose periodontal disease is The Florida Probe. This system lets us measure periodontal pockets rapidly and precisely.

Here are a few of its key features and benefits:

  • Every measurement is precisely taken with up to 0.2-mm accuracy, removing the potential for human error.
  • The system quickly generates detailed charts and recordings of periodontal exam findings.
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The Florida Probe is instrumental in detecting the beginning stages of periodontal disease — which means we can take action in treating it before symptoms worsen. For more information about how this revolutionary system helps our practice provide patients with timely, high-quality care, get in touch with us today.

Technology Aids Our Practice

Our dental practice utilizes various forms of technology to help diagnose and treat your oral health conditions and aesthetic concerns. One piece of technology that helps us identify and diagnose gum disease is a cone beam scanner. This piece of technology helps our dentists identify lesions on the gum that may indicate periodontitis. 
Tampa Dental Wellness is equipped with the latest dental technology including 3-D scanners, digital impressions, cone-beam scanners, and digital cameras. We use these technologies to precisely diagnose and meet the needs of our patients. We also offer non-dental procedures including BOTOX® Cosmetic in our office.

Dentistry Made Comfortable Sedation Options for Periodontal Treatment

If fear or anxiety surrounding a visit to the dentist has kept you from getting the periodontal treatment you need, know that our Carrollwoodand Westchase practice offers sedation options — including nitrous oxide, oral, and IV sedation — to ensure your comfort during and after procedures.

Depending on the progression of your gum disease, you may have to undergo multiple procedures. Sedatives can make extended periods in the dentist’s chair far more comfortable.

Your periodontal well-being is critical. With us, your comfort is, too.

Why Choose Us for Periodontal Wellness in Westchase and Carrollwood, FL

Advanced Technology

In addition to The Florida Probe, we use intraoral cameras, cone beam scanners, digital X-rays, and soft tissue lasers to provide our patients with unparalleled periodontic care. With cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment solutions at the ready, we make the most of what modern dentistry has to offer.

Comprehensive Services

Periodontitis lies within your gums, but its impact can be far-reaching. If gum disease has caused tooth decay, compromised oral function, or taken a toll on your self-image, our practice is the ideal one-stop-shop for patients’ restorative and cosmetic dentistry needs. We are proud to be the go-to dentist for families in Westchase, Carrollwood, and beyond.

Spa-Like Facilities

Calm, relaxing, luxurious — these are just some of the ways happy patients talk about our offices in Westchase and Carrollwood. When you choose us for periodontal treatment, you’ll be partnering with professionals who aren’t only committed to ensuring the health of your teeth and gums, but providing you with a relaxing experience, as well.

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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.

Get The Care You Need at an Affordable Price Contact Us For a Consultation

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 us to learn more about our pricing, ask about our Platinum Wellness Savings Plan, and request a consultation at our Carrollwood or Westchase office:

(813) 855-2273

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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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