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Periodontal Procedures in Greer

Periodontal Procedures

Greer Dental Studio provides periodontic services in Greer, SC. To schedule an appointment and a gum disease evaluation, please call our office at 864-259-2590.

What Is Periodontics?

Periodontics is the dentistry branch that deals with the gums. Periodontal disease affects many people, including a significant portion of those over age 65. Periodontal disease can make gums recede and cause bone loss and lead to tooth loss when it does not receive appropriate treatment.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

  • Red or bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath that persists after brushing

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease progresses through three stages. The first stage, gingivitis, is usually reversible if you take proper care of your teeth.

Stage 1: Gingivitis
People with gingivitis have swollen, red gums that bleed when they brush or floss. If you step up your home care routine and visit your dentist for regular cleanings, you may be able to reverse this stage.

Stage 2: Mild to Moderate Periodontitis
This stage happens when gingivitis is allowed to progress. The gums detach from the tooth surface, forming deep pockets where plaque and tartar can collect. Infections follow, causing bone and tissue damage.

Stage 3: Advanced Periodontitis
When early stages of periodontitis are not treated ,it progresses to severe periodontitis. This is when teeth start to become loose and may need extraction.

Benefits of Periodontics

Saves Teeth

The end stage of periodontal disease causes tooth loss. Fortunately, interventional treatment can slow the progression of the disease and save your teeth.

Relieves Pain

Gums affected by periodontal disease are frequently red, swollen, and painful. Treatment improves their condition.

Improves Appearance

Periodontal disease can make the gums recede, aging your appearance and making you self-conscious about your smile. Gum disease treatment can improve your outlook.

Learn More about Periodontal Disease

Why Choose Greer Dental Studio?

Our modern, family-friendly practice welcomes all patients, and we dedicate ourselves to providing excellent service. Greer Dental Studio offers comprehensive periodontal treatments, allowing you to combat gum disease and keep your teeth.

Home care is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but even excellent home care cannot prevent bacteria and plaque. If the plaque is not removed, it can harden, becoming calculus. We will recommend a periodontal maintenance program that is best for you based on how quickly you develop calculus and your past and current periodontal health.

Procedures Offered

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

To scale your teeth, the dentist or hygienist uses specialized instruments to remove plaque and tartar. Scaling helps patients combat gum disease by removing the plaque and tartar from the tooth surface, including beneath the gumline. Root planing involves smoothing the root surfaces to help the healthy gums reattach to the tooth.



ARESTIN® is a locally applied antibiotic that delivers minocycline microspheres in the form of a powder. It is placed directly into the infected periodontal pocket at the time of scaling and root planing procedures for easy, targeted treatment. 

The microspheres adhere to the surrounding surfaces to provide a sustained release of the antibiotic at the site of active infection for effective treatment. It is used in pocket depth reduction and may be part of a periodontal maintenance program.

Benefits of ARESTIN® include:

  • No local anesthesia required
  • No adhesive required
  • No dressing required
  • No need for removal as the microspheres are completely bioresorbed
  • Remains active in the pocket for an extended period of time

Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontics

Are scaling and root planing uncomfortable?
Some patients do find these procedures uncomfortable. Local anesthesia can relieve this discomfort.
How often should I have my teeth scaled?
Most dentists first evaluate the periodontal health and custom plan the ideal treatment.
What can I do to prevent periodontal disease?
The most vital thing you can do to prevent periodontal disease is to stop it before it happens. If you notice the signs of gingivitis or the early stages of periodontal disease, improve your home care routine and visit the dentist as soon as possible for guidance. If you do have existing periodontal disease, be sure to follow all of the dentist's instructions on caring for your teeth at home.

Call Greer Dental Studio

We can help you fight back against periodontal disease before it is too late. Please call our office at 864-259-2590 to make an appointment for a consultation.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

455 S. Buncombe Rd. Greer, SC 29650
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