Endodontist Serving Tampa, Brandon, Spring Hill, Lakeland, Riverview & Neighboring Areas
At Dental Associates, we have an endodontist to treat any phase of gum disease. Whether you have a mild case of gingivitis or a more serious case of periodontitis, our endodontist is able to tailor a treatment plan to suit your specific needs and can help stop the disease before it becomes worse or unmanageable.
It is possible to have gingivitis without even knowing it. The most common symptoms are swollen, inflamed gums that tend to bleed easily. While poor hygiene can contribute to the onset of gum disease, many factors can cause the disease to manifest. Causes can include medications, hormonal changes, poor nutrition, stress and many others. It is important to avoid self-diagnosis and seek the care of an experienced endodontist who can develop a treatment plan to delay the worsening of the disease.
If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into a more alarming case of periodontitis. There are four main types of periodontitis, and these include:
- Aggressive Periodontitis: Those diagnosed with aggressive periodontitis can expect a much faster progression with quicker loss of gum, bone and enamel. While incurable, rapid surgical intervention by a reputable endodontist can make a dramatic positive impact.
- Chronic Periodontitis: The most common form of periodontitis, the chronic form is characterized by receding gum lines. While not completely curable, there are many procedures and techniques that an endodontist can use to dramatically slow down the progression of the disease.
- Periodontitis Relating to Systemic Conditions: Those with certain medical conditions can find themselves in a losing battle against gum disease. Once the underlying medical issue is addressed, an endodontist can provide a treatment plan that is similar to the plans they would use for either the aggressive or chronic forms of the disease.
- Necrotizing Periodontitis: The most rapid of all, this form of periodontitis is most common among smokers, those who are extremely malnourished and those who are diagnosed with HIV. Necrotizing periodontitis is only evident in very extreme cases, but an endodontist will be more than qualified to diagnosis it, if applicable.
If any of the above symptoms sound like something you are experiencing, please see an endodontist as soon as you can. Prompt treatment can help offset the disease, and in extreme cases, prolong the loss of your oral tissues.
At Dental Associates, you can find an endodontist that will treat you like family. Known as the compassionate dental clinic, we work tirelessly to ensure you have a comfortable experience at each and every visit, and our endodontist will take the time to fully explain any recommended treatment plans with you. If you live in Tampa, Brandon, Spring Hill, Lakeland, Riverview or the neighboring areas and need gum disease treatment from an endodontist near you, please contact us today to schedule your next appointment.