Olive Chapel Family Dentistry
Dustin J. Prusik, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Periodontal Treatment

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Having questions is natural, and we look forward to providing you with answers so that you can feel confident in choosing us for your dentistry.

Here are some of the most common questions we receive. If yours is not listed here, just give us a call!

Periodontal Treatment

Woman covering her smile with a piece of paper near dentist in Apex NCWarnings Signs of Gum Disease

Bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth is often an early indicator of periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease is an infection in your gum tissue caused by bacteria. Bacteria feed on food particles and the plaque that collects on your teeth. 

Preventing Gum Disease

You can avoid gum disease by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once per day. Regular dental cleanings in Apex, NC will also help to keep infection at bay because no matter how diligently you brush and floss your teeth, you cannot remove all plaque on your own. It will eventually harden into tartar and cannot be removed using a toothbrush and floss. 

Gum Disease Treatment in Apex, NC

The dental hygiene team at Olive Chapel Family Dentistry is gentle and expertly removes plaque from your teeth using precision instruments designed to work efficiently and comfortably. We can educate you on proper home care so that you can avoid gum disease in the future.

Our dentist in Apex, NC can provide gum disease treatment by performing a specialized dental cleaning that removes tartar from above and beneath your gum line. This allows your gum tissue to heal properly and reduces inflammation.

We may also apply a local antibiotic treatment to heal any particularly troubled spots and schedule more frequent dental cleanings until your health is restored.

Contact Olive Chapel Family Dentistry Today!

If you're concerned about your gums bleeding or gum disease, contact our Apex dentist office today to schedule a consultation.

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COVID-19 Update:  Olive Chapel Family Dentistry is open normal business hours for routine care.  We ask that you call our office for an appointment as we are currently not accepting walk-ins. We have increased measures to promote safety and social distancing within our practice.  Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!