Are you suffering from bleeding, swollen gums, and/or persistent bad breath? If so, don’t just address the symptoms; get to the source of the problem with the help of a skilled and experienced Greenville dentist. At the office of Faris Family Dental, Dr. Erin E. Pruitt offers a comprehensive range of advanced services to address all manner of oral health issues, including the treatment of gum disease. Dr. Pruitt has helped many patients restore the health of their gums and we are confident that our office can do the same for you. Extending a warm welcome to new patients and their families, we look forward to becoming your trusted dental care provider.
Your gums play the important role of supporting your teeth as well as your overall health and well-being. For these reasons, it’s important that your periodontal health receives the care and attention it deserves. The onset of gum disease can be attributed to harmful accumulations of dental plaque. If not adequately removed with an effective daily oral hygiene routine and periodic professional cleanings, dental plaque can migrate down beneath the gumline where it calcifies into a rock-like substance called tartar. When plaque and tartar buildup beneath the gums, periodontal disease develops. The first stage of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis is relatively easy to treat and reverse. With a renewed commitment to a proper oral care regimen at home and thorough professional dental cleanings as needed, your periodontal health can be effectively restored. However, if left untreated, gum disease is a progressive condition, which as it advances requires more extensive treatment to resolve. In some cases deeper cleanings involving scaling and root planing procedures can halt the progression of gum disease. During these procedures, our Greenville dentist will gently clear away any harmful bacteria with a series of deeper cleanings. Of course, even more advanced stages of periodontal disease will require other types of therapeutic intervention and care.
At Faris Family Dental, we have established ourselves as a leading Greenville dentist by providing our patients with the highest standard of personalized care. For more information on our practice and the many services that we provide, please call our office today. With flexible scheduling options available, our friendly staff will help you book a convenient appointment time.