Do your gums need extra care and attention to stay healthy? The skilled team at Viruet Periodontics has high-tech solutions for state-of-the-art periodontal treatment, from quality prevention to maintenance of healthy gums and beyond. Dr. Reyes-Viruet helps save patients’ teeth and gums through high-tech, expert treatment, including minimally invasive laser gum treatment.
Dr. Krystal Reyes-Viruet is proud to offer the top gum disease and periodontal treatment near Fort Myers, FL and beyond. From your first visit, our team works hard to spot any underlying periodontal concerns and ensure you receive the treatment you need as early as possible. Our regular examinations and gentle deep cleanings are always tailored to ensure you receive proper preventive care and customized maintenance on your gum lines!
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a general term for the bacterial build-up that causes chronic and progressive inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease damages the gum and bone tissue, and can eventually result in the loss of one or more teeth. Generally, gum disease can be caused by poor oral hygiene routines, skipping dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness.
A person’s overall health is likely to be negatively impacted by gum disease. Research has shown that untreated gum disease can lead to severe health complications. If your gum disease is left untreated, you could be at a higher risk for developing the following conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Premature Or Low-Weight Babies
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Gum disease is not always obvious to those who are experiencing its earliest phases, which is why it's so important to attend regular preventive checkups at Viruet Periodontics. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it's time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reyes-Viruet right away:
- Loose teeth
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Mouth sores
- Red, receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Gums that pull away from the teeth
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Bad breath or persistent bad taste in the mouth
- Pus between the teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures
- A change in your bite
If you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease, contact us to schedule expert evaluation and diagnosis with Dr. Reyes-Viruet today!
A Skilled, Experience Gum Specialist
In many cases, Dr. Reyes-Viruet can even reverse the damage caused by the periodontal disease through regenerative gum therapy techniques. By knowing how to prevent and treat the effects of gum disease, she is able to save teeth that may have otherwise been lost.
How We Treat Gum Disease
Although gum disease can evolve into a serious condition if left untreated, our team has the best tools, technologies, and expertise to restore your gums to a healthy condition. Dr. Reyes-Viruet provides a selection of custom treatment options for patients with mild to severe gum disease and is prepared to address every aspect of overall health that a patient’s gum disease could be affecting. Following your evaluation, she will consult with your physician to make sure any concerning symptoms found during her periodontal assessment are effectively managed.
We offer the following periodontal treatments:
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
The secret to successfully fighting gum disease is good oral hygiene and an ultra-thorough, gentle cleaning. Scaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most common procedures for treating gingivitis. It involves deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the surface of the tooth. This deep cleaning process is designed to remove the plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation, helping to restore and promote optimal oral health while also preventing all stages of gum disease.
At your periodontal appointment, your dental hygienist will perform scaling and root planing to deep clean the surface of the teeth as well as the surface of the roots. This may be performed with an ultrasonic instrument or manual scaling tools and may require one or more visits to ensure an ultra-thorough job is done.
Our hygienists will provide the best tips, tricks, and education for maintaining optimal oral hygiene habits and preventing any further development of gum disease. Patients will typically return for periodontal maintenance on a 3 to 6-month rotational basis to keep the condition at bay.
Laser Gum Treatments
Dr. Reyes-Viruet uses cutting-edge soft tissue lasers to help combat the signs of gum disease. This advanced technology is used in a wide range of gum treatments and offers heightened precision and control.
Laser treatments are also preferred by most patients because they are generally faster, less invasive and less painful than conventional and surgical gum treatments.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)
Receding gums can weaken the teeth, causing root damage that could, ultimately, lead to tooth loss. If your gum disease has caused considerable gum recession, we may recommend pinhole gum therapy to restore your mouth to its optimal health. This advanced therapeutic method is one of the least invasive ways to repair the gums - no grafting or stitches required! The minimally invasive pinhole technique can restore years to your smile and improve your overall health.
There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
Benefits generally include:
- Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
- Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
- No need for uncomfortable sutures
- No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
- No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
- Natural-looking, long-lasting results
Advanced Periodontal Care For Healthier Smiles
Take care of your gums and the rest of your body! Dr. Reyes-Viruet and her expert team are here to restore your gums and smile with leading-edge techniques. Call Viruet Periodontics to schedule your appointment today!