Periodontist in Nashville TN

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Optimal Oral Health: The Role of a Periodontist

Recognizing the need for specialized periodontal care is crucial for maintaining oral health. Symptoms like bleeding or swollen gums, persistent bad breath, and receding gum lines are indicators that you might require professional attention. In Nashville, Tennessee, Stein Dental Care, led by Alan Stein, DDS, specializes in comprehensive gum treatments. Their services include deep cleanings and gum surgery, specifically targeting periodontitis (advanced gum disease).

What is periodontal care?

Periodontal care encompasses a range of treatments for gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. At Stein Dental Care, Dr. Stein conducts thorough assessments to diagnose gum disease. The intensity of periodontal care depends on the severity of your condition. Early stages, like mild gum disease, might only require enhanced oral hygiene practices, such as better brushing and flossing routines.

Comprehensive Treatment for Gum Disease and Periodontitis

Periodontal disease evolves over time, often starting with plaque and tartar buildup on teeth and eventually spreading below the gum line. Regular dental cleanings play a pivotal role in removing plaque and tartar, thereby preventing the onset of periodontal disease. The initial stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, if not addressed timely, can escalate into periodontitis. Stein Dental Care offers a variety of periodontitis treatments, ranging from non-surgical methods like scaling and root planing to surgical interventions for advanced cases.

Proactive Prevention and Management of Gum Diseases

Preventing the progression of gum diseases is a key aspect of periodontal care. Early detection and treatment of gingivitis can avert its advancement to periodontitis. Dr. Stein and his team at Stein Dental Care emphasize the importance of regular dental check-ups, which are vital for early diagnosis and effective management of gum diseases. They provide personalized treatment plans for periodontitis, ensuring that each patient receives the most appropriate and effective gum treatments.

Chronic Periodontitis

If you have chronic periodontitis, you may notice that your teeth appear longer. That is due to gum recession, which slowly exposes the roots of your teeth. Eventually, the loss of gum tissue becomes irreversible.

Aggressive Periodontitis

Aggressive periodontitis is even more severe than chronic periodontitis. It causes the rapid loss of gum tissue and affects the bone beneath your gums. Sometimes, the condition is difficult to detect and can cause damage before you realize you have it.

Necrotizing Periodontitis

Necrotizing periodontitis refers to necrosis, which is tissue death. With necrotizing periodontitis, the gums begin to die and deteriorate. Diseases like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) often contribute to necrotizing periodontitis.


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What periodontal care involves

At Stein Dental Care, Dr. Stein evaluates your gum health and the health of your jawbone to diagnose periodontitis and create a treatment plan to manage the condition. To treat your periodontitis, he may recommend one or several of these strategies:

Scaling and root planing

Scaling is the physical removal of plaque and tartar from around your gums. Root planing is the removal of tartar deposits on the roots of your teeth, which are exposed due to gum pockets or gum recession. These procedures are typically performed together and are deep cleaning procedures.  Medication Medications like Arestin®, which Dr. Stein applies under your gums, control the spread of a gum infection.

Gum surgery

Gum surgery involves placing a gum graft over the exposed roots of your teeth. Dr. Stein will recommend that you see a specialist to get this treatment. Pocket reduction surgery Pocket reduction surgery is another form of surgery for periodontitis and you will be referred to the appropriate specialist for this type of care

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Don’t ignore signs of periodontitis like gum recession or bleeding. For expert periodontal diagnosis and care, call Stein Dental Care or schedule online today.

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