Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is one of the most common health conditions in the world – in fact, over 70% of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. What’s worse, many people don’t even realize it until their case has reached an advanced stage. At Trinity Dental, Dr. Angelo Julovich and the rest of our team keeps a close eye on your teeth and gums during regular check-ups so periodontal disease doesn’t slip by. We also provide personalized therapy to reverse symptoms and leave you with a better, brighter smile.
Contact our Zionsville, IN practice today if you have any questions for Dr. Julovich, or you’d like to schedule your first appointment. We welcome patients from all over Eagle Township, including Lebanon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Whitestown, and beyond.
Do I have periodontal disease?
Tell-tale symptoms patients should keep an eye out for include:
- Persistent bad breath that isn’t treated by brushing/flossing/mouthwash
- Gums that are red or swollen
- Gums that bleed
- Teeth that feel loose or start to fit together strangely
- Teeth that look longer over time
Scaling and Root Planing
While mild cases of periodontal disease can often be reversed by brushing and flossing more effectively (as well as attending hygiene appointments at Trinity Dental), patients with moderate symptoms need a more in-depth solution – scaling and root planing. This treatment is essentially a deep dental cleaning. The scaling portion involves Dr. Julovich removing plaque from beneath the gumline, while root planing gets rid of the tough spots on teeth and roots that are safe havens for bacteria. Antibiotic therapy may also be used to provide even better results. With this procedure, our Zionsville team protects patients from periodontal disease and the need for surgical intervention.