77 Westport Plaza Dr.
Suite 205, St. Louis, MO 63146

Transform Your Smile with Expert Periodontal Therapy in St. Louis, MO

If you’re seeking a transformative solution to enhance your smile and improve oral health, Smiles by Choice is the premier destination for expert periodontal therapy in St. Louis, MO. Our highly skilled dental professionals, Dr. First and Dr. Timm, specialize in providing exceptional periodontal therapy to revitalize your gums and rejuvenate your smile.

Your smile transformation awaits – schedule an appointment with Smiles By Choice today.

What Is Periodontal Therapy?

Dental cleanings and exams help dentists identify and mitigate potential oral health issues that may arise. While daily at-home care is your first line of defense, some problems can occur due to genetic factors or faulty cleaning practices.

An exam gives us the time to review your dental health and help you maintain or improve your dental quality of life.

Importance of Periodontal Health

In addition to having a significant role in the stability and longevity of your teeth, periodontal health is essential due to the following reasons: 

  • Preserving Tooth Structure: Gum diseases, if left untreated, can destroy the gum tissues and bone that support the teeth. Periodontal therapy helps prevent tooth loss by addressing the underlying issues and restoring gum health.
  • Preventing Gum Infections: Periodontal diseases are typically caused by bacteria that accumulate in plaque and tartar on the teeth and gum line. These infections can result in red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Periodontal therapy aims to eliminate harmful bacteria and restore the gums to a healthy state.
  • Enhancing Overall Oral Health: Gum diseases are often associated with other oral health problems, such as tooth decay, bad breath, and tooth sensitivity. By treating periodontal issues, overall oral health can be improved, leading to a healthier and more confident smile.

Common Periodontal Issues and Their Impact on Oral Health

Periodontal therapy addresses these issues through a combination of non-surgical and surgical treatments: 

  • Gingivitis: This is the initial stage of gum disease and is characterized by red, swollen, and tender gums. Gingivitis can progress to more severe forms of periodontal disease if left untreated.
  • Periodontitis: As gingivitis progresses, it can develop into periodontitis, a more advanced stage of gum disease. Periodontitis involves the inflammation and infection of the gums, destroying the supporting bone and tissues around the teeth.
  • Gum Recession: Receding gums expose the tooth roots, making them susceptible to decay and sensitivity. It can also lead to an unbalanced appearance of the smile and tooth sensitivity.
  • Bone Loss: Severe cases of periodontitis can cause significant bone loss, resulting in tooth mobility and potential tooth loss.

Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation

During your comprehensive periodontal evaluation, our dental team will thoroughly examine your gums and supporting structures. This evaluation may include the following:

  • Clinical Assessment: We will visually examine your gums, looking for signs of inflammation, redness, swelling, or recession. We will also assess the depth of periodontal pockets using a periodontal probe, which measures the space between your gums and teeth.
  • X-rays and Imaging: We may take dental X-rays or use advanced imaging techniques, such as digital radiography or cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), to get a comprehensive view of your teeth and supporting structures. These images help us identify any bone loss or hidden periodontal issues.
  • Medical and Dental History Review: We will discuss your medical and dental history, including any medications you are taking, previous dental treatments, and existing health conditions that may impact your periodontal health.
  • Risk Assessment: We will assess your risk factors for developing or worsening gum disease, such as smoking, diabetes, hormonal changes, or genetic predisposition.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Based on your comprehensive periodontal evaluation findings, our dental team will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. The treatment plan may include the following:

  • Non-surgical periodontal therapies include scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar buildup and smooth the tooth surfaces.
  • If necessary, surgical interventions include gum grafting, pocket reduction surgery, or bone regeneration procedures.
  • Maintenance and follow-up care to ensure long-term success and optimal periodontal health.

The Smiles by Choice Difference

These are some reasons why Smiles By Choice stands out from the rest when it comes to providing exceptional periodontal therapy: 

Smiles By Choice has a team of highly skilled and experienced dental professionals specializing in periodontal care. With years of training and expertise, we stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field.
We have invested in the latest dental technology to enhance the accuracy of diagnosis, treatment planning, and overall outcomes. By leveraging these advanced tools and techniques, we ensure you receive the most effective and efficient periodontal treatment.
We are committed to providing compassionate care and making your experience as pleasant as possible. Additionally, our team will guide you through each step of your periodontal therapy, addressing any concerns and ensuring you are well-informed about your treatment options.

Remember to Schedule Your
Periodontal Therapy Appointment Today

Our expert periodontal therapy in St. Louis, MO, is designed to address your unique needs and provide exceptional care. As a result, you can transform your smile and improve your oral health. So, don’t let gum disease or other periodontal issues compromise your oral health any longer ––schedule your appointment with Smiles By Choice.