Gum Care in Johns Island, SC

Having a healthy smile isn’t just about having healthy teeth. It’s important to have healthy gums as well! At Stono Dental Care in Johns Island, we provide gentle gum care, including periodontal exams and dental deep cleanings. Our dentist, Dr. Game, is here to help your overall oral health be in the best condition possible!

Couple smiling after receiving teeth whitening in Johns Island.

Gum Disease Treatment

If you start to notice that your gums are red, swollen, or bleeding, then it could be an early sign of gum disease, also called periodontal disease. Our dental practice offers gum disease treatment so that you can handle the situation before it compromises the rest of your health. If your gum disease is in its early phase, we can perform a thorough gum cleaning. If it’s in an advanced stage, then we can present you with other solutions.

Since gum disease has these different stages that require different kinds of treatment, the earlier you take care of gum disease the better!

Gum Health & Dental Implants

Gum health and dental implants are very much connected. Good candidates for dental implant surgery should have healthy gum tissue to support the implant. If you’re interested in dental implants but need to take care of your gum health first, we can help with that! We’re also happy to provide you with a consultation to assess your gums and see whether you’re a great candidate for the procedure.

Periodontal Care FAQs

What is periodontal care?

“Periodontal” actually means “around teeth,” so periodontal care is the type of dentistry that relates to the structures that surround teeth. Many times, this means caring for the gums (like treating gum disease), but it can also mean working with the jawbone (as with the placement of dental implants).

How long does periodontal cleaning take?

A periodontal cleaning, also called a dental deep cleaning or scaling and root planing, is a little more involved than a normal teeth cleaning. Local anesthetic is first applied to the patients’ gums to ensure their comfort throughout the cleaning. This is part of the reason why the procedure is often split up over multiple visits, with a different quadrant or half of the mouth being focused at each time.

Does a periodontal exam hurt?

At Stono Dental Care, we work very hard so that you don’t have to feel any pain during your visit, no matter what treatment you’re getting. While inflamed gums can be quite sensitive, we do have anesthetics and sedation options available to help keep you completely comfortable while we perform a periodontal exam.

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