Treatment for Gum Disease & Other Gum Problems

Periodontal gum disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. Left untreated, gingivitis becomes periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. The result: lost teeth.

Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. Gum disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why. Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes – even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened. In the past, fear of painful dental surgery has kept people with gum disease from seeking the care they needed. Well, those days are gone forever.

We offer a number of periodontal solutions for gum problems, including scaling and root planing, periodontal splinting to secure loose teeth, occlusal adjustments to align your bite properly and Arestin® antibiotic treatments to eliminate infection after scaling and root planing procedures.

Dental Hygiene

We make sure that you receive the highest level of dental care and that our dental work is of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal dental hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene, please ask us. Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to dental hygiene, as well. We can provide thorough periodontal cleanings and treatment or refer you to one of our recommended specialists.

Find periodontal care for your gum problems at Crescent City Smiles. Call 504-282-5062 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our periodontics patients come to us from New Orleans (NOLA), Belle Chasse, Metairie, Kenner and surrounding communities.

Our Services

We provide more than just a beautiful smile. Through our team of family dental experts and state-of-the-art technology, we offer a variety of specialty and general dentistry services. We take great care to accommodate all of our patients by providing the following services:

Our Values at Crescent City Smiles

  • Confidence

    We want every patient to gain more self-esteem and feel greater confidence in their new smile.

  • Compassion

    We know that going to the dentist can cause anxiety and we will make your experience as comfortable as possible.

  • Individualized Care

    Every patient is different and we craft a treatment plan that caters to your specific goals for your smile and dental health.

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