Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771

Gum Problems – Is It Gingivitis or Periodontal Disease?

gum disease

Are you safe from the threat of gum disease? If you haven’t contacted a family dentistry practice in Clearwater to find an affordable dentist, your oral health could be in jeopardy. Without regular exams, early signs of gum disease may go unnoticed. Early stage gum disease can be resolved with strict dental care. Once it progresses to periodontal disease, it’s more difficult to treat. To avoid the expense of invasive dental care procedures in the future, educate yourself about the stages of gum disease today.

Gingivitis: The First Stage

Gingivitis is defined as the inflammation of the gums, which support the teeth. Symptoms of gingivitis include swollen, red gums and bleeding when brushing and flossing. It’s typically a result of poor dental care, which leads to a buildup of plaque and tartar. Gingivitis can generally be reversed if treated promptly. However, any inflammation that remains untreated can progress to periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease: The Next Stage

Gingivitis is the inflammation and infection of the gums only, but periodontal disease affects the bone below the gums. In periodontal disease, gums recede and deep pockets of infection form. As the disease progresses, teeth may become loose and fall out.

Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
Treatments

Gingivitis usually responds well to strict dental care, which includes brushing often, flossing daily, and rinsing with medicated mouthwash. When gingivitis progresses to periodontal disease, more invasive professional dental care procedures are required, including scaling or root planing to remove hardened tartar. In severe cases of periodontal disease, gum surgery is required to repair the damage, and oral antibiotics may be prescribed.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Clearwater, call Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater today at (727) 286-3945 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Clearwater. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater. 

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Patient Reviews
The staff is always very friendly and helpful, and work I’ve had done has been excellent. Thank you!
Lyamber W.
Great staff from front desk to doc. Highly recommend if you need a bunch of awesome females taking care of your teeth!!!! Enjoy the experience, have sent several co workers there too!!!
Kristi C.
Very professional staff. I was made to feel like a person not just a number.
Charles F.
Im new to the area from Michigan and I was in great need of a dentist . I broke a crown so I called to get it fixed they got me right in . I was very pleased with the work that DR Ivanova did and all […]
Darlene C.
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Mark N.
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Jim D.
Friendly staff. My hygienist was awesome
Linda E.
highly skilled, friendly, and pain free
Eric C.
Everyone is amazing at the office !
Asmir G.
Very friendly and highly professional trained staff .
Nubia N.
Everything was excellent. Dr. Ivanova does excellent work and the office manager helped with my complicated process and made it very easy.
Mark N.
Great hygienist. Very thorough and didn’t rush.
Michael L.
Thoroughly pleased with my experience here. I highly recommend, this is a very, very good dentist.
Johnny W.
The staff seems to listen to me when I tell them I have a big fear going to the dentist. Very friendly people, best I’ve seen in Florida. Keep up the good work.
Lori H.
Very professional,friendly.
Terry W.
the work was done professionally and the staff was friendly. Irene is an excellent dental hygienist.
Garry K.
Satisfied with everything!
Lisa S.
The staff is very friendly and understanding. They have been very helpful making sure I am able to get everything done that I need. This is the best dentist I’ve ever had!
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (727) 286-3945
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