If left untreated, gum disease can escalate to more serious oral health problems, including the loss of teeth.
Periodontal care is essential for preserving the structures that support your teeth, including the gums and jawbone.
Find comfortable, non-surgical periodontal care from our dentist at Gables Perfect Smile in Coral Gables, FL.
What Is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions that affect the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth, such as the gums and jawbone.
Thanks to her expert training and use of advanced technology like laser dentistry, Dr. Ospina offers patients a wide range of periodontic care.
What Concerns Can Periodontics Address?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, and is characterized by inflamed gums. Left untreated, it develops into periodontitis and can lead to soft tissue damage, bone loss, and even tooth loss.
Gum recession is the process of the gum tissue wearing away or pulling back from the teeth, exposing more of the tooth or its root. Gum recession can be caused by poor oral hygiene, aggressive brushing, and other factors.
A reduction in bone density and volume in the jaw can result from periodontal disease, tooth loss, or other oral concerns. Jawbone loss can lead to changes in facial structure and dental problems if not addressed with periodontal care and implant dentistry.
All Dental Treatments Done In-House Specialists Brought to You
While not a periodontist by trade, our dentist, Dr. Gloria Ospina, has trained in Dallas, TX, with the best of the best dentists and periodontists to learn about periodontics, gum grafting, and soft tissue management. She can perform a wide range of periodontic procedures at our Coral Gables, FL, dental office, from gum surgery to dental implant placement. If your needs require a periodontist, you won't have to search for a provider: at Gables Perfect Smile we bring dental specialists like periodontists in-house to you.
We Use Laser Dentistry To Treat Periodontal Disease
We use the Waterlase® MD laser at our Coral Gables, FL, office to provide patients with non-surgical periodontal treatment. Laser dentistry offers many benefits, such as reduced bleeding, expedited healing, a more comfortable treatment experience, and enhanced precision.
Invest in Your Oral Health With Dental Implants
If periodontal disease has left you with missing teeth, we can help restore your smile with dental implants. Dental implants are titanium screws that function as artificial tooth roots to replace the anatomy missing after tooth loss. Dental implants allow you to restore the aesthetics and function of your smile while providing much-needed stimulation to your jawbone.
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Reviews From Our Caring Coral Gables, FL, Patients
I had an absolutely amazing experience at my recent dentist appointment. The entire staff was not only extremely professional but also incredibly welcoming, making me feel at ease from the moment I walked in. In particular, the hygienist, Patty, stood out for her kindness and exceptional care. She paid great attention to detail and provided me with valuable insights about my dental health. I couldn't be happier with the overall experience, and I highly recommend this dental practice to anyone seeking top-notch care and a friendly atmosphere.View on Google
The dental clinic is an exceptional experience. Dr. Ospina and the entire staff are amazing. Dr. Ospina is an absolute gem of a dentist. Not only is their expertise evident, but their bedside manner is second to none. But it's not just Dr. who makes this clinic exceptional; the entire staff is a dream team. The receptionists are friendly and efficient, always ready to assist with scheduling and insurance matters. The dental hygienists are gentle and thorough, ensuring that my cleanings are as painless as possible.View on Google