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Gum Disease Screening
Wilmington, DE


Image of a gum disease screening, at Delaware Periodontics in Wilmington, DE. Gums play a major role in protecting your teeth and the bones in your mouth. If your gums have become tender and swollen, with slight bleeding, this might be an indication of gum disease. The best way to avoid gum disease is through gum disease screening. These screenings are integral for periodontal maintenance and enhancing your overall dental health. A high number of individuals have some type of gum disease and are unaware of it. Without the right treatment, this gum disease can worsen.

A gum disease screening is the best way to early detection and treatment. It can drastically improve the outcomes for the patient and ensures a less invasive and expensive treatment when the disease is caught in the early stages. At Delaware Periodontics, our dentists Dr. Bradford Klassman and Dr. Klassman have the right skills and the resources to conduct a proper gum disease screening.

What is Gum Grafting?


Gum grafting, also called periodontal surgery or gingival graft, is a treatment that protects the surfaces of the tooth root that is exposed. The receding gums occur because of periodontal disease caused by tartar build up. Gum grafting is an effective way to protect the gums.
There are three main types of gum grafting:

Connective-Tissue Graft


It is a common gum grafting process in which the dentist takes a small tissue from the mouth. This piece is placed into the gum tissue that surrounds the exposed root.

Free Gingival Graft


This method is done when the patient has thin gums. The dentist takes a minor tissue piece from the surface of the mouth directly and attaches it to the area being treated.

Pedicle Graft


In this procedure, the dentist removes the gum tissue from the area that is near the recession tooth. The pedicle graft can only be done if there is a sufficient amount of tissue available in the area.

How Is Gum Disease Treated?


Gum disease can be treated in different ways based on the stage of the disease, the overall oral health of the patient, and how the earlier treatment worked. The dentist conducts a thorough gum disease screening to determine which treatment would suit your situation. There are two ways of treating gum disease – surgical and non-surgical treatments. The non-surgical treatment helps manage and prevent bacteria growth, while the surgical treatment works by restoring the surrounding tissues and supporting the teeth.

Surgical Treatments


If you have advanced gum disease, you will need surgical treatments. These might include:
•  Tissue-stimulating proteins
•  Guided tissue regeneration
•  Bone grafting
•  Soft tissue grafts
•  Pocket reduction surgery

Nonsurgical Treatments


When the gum disease is not severe, the dentist will go with less invasive treatments, which may include:
•  Antibiotics
•  Root planing
•  Scaling

Whether the gum disease treatment is surgical or non-surgical would depend on the stage of the disease, overall dental health, and state of teeth and gum tissue. Gum disease screening is integral to preventing gum disease and other severe issues that come with it. The experienced dentists at Delaware Periodontics can conduct a thorough gum disease screening to detect signs of disease and treat the problem.

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If your gums become tender, swollen, and slightly bleed, this might be an indication of gum disease. Learn more about gum disease screenings here!
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