Periodontal Care

Periodontal Care at South Bay Dentistry

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All About Periodontics in Apollo Beach

Dr. McCaskill offers a full scope of periodontal care in Apollo Beach as well as the surrounding area. Here at South Bay Dentistry, we treat many periodontal issues and pride ourselves on patient satisfaction. Treatment recommendations are conservative and we limit surgery to when it is absolutely necessary.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Infection and inflammation that affect the tissues and supporting bone of your teeth are known as periodontal disease, some people call it gum disease or “pyorrhea.” Proper periodontal treatment and maintenance are crucial to retaining your teeth. Gum tissue can react by becoming inflamed and red, or receding and exposing root surfaces.


Symptoms are not always obvious and pain may not be a problem. If the periodontal disease progresses and is not treated, supporting bone may be lost causing teeth to shift, loosen and eventually fall out. When this happens, it affects eating, speaking, and your overall health. Appearance may be affected also.


Periodontal disease is an ongoing infection of the gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease can progress slowly in some patients and very quickly in others. Periodontal disease affects one or more of the periodontal tissues: alveolar bone, periodontal ligaments, cementum, or gingiva (gums). The initial stage of gum disease is called gingivitis and it is typically easier to treat, especially in the early stages. Gingivitis that is not treated will most generally progress to the more serious “periodontitis” if not treated.

Periodontal Services Offered at South Bay Dentistry

Early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with nonsurgical therapy. Even in severe cases of periodontal disease, there are nonsurgical therapies that we recommend prior to surgery. Dr. McCaskill’s philosophy is to limit surgery in order to protect the overall tissue quality of a patient’s mouth. Some of the periodontal services at South Bay Dentistry are:

  • Periodontal cleaning: What comes after a gum disease diagnosis? With thoughtful treatment and careful maintenance, we can correct the problem and protect your healthy smile.
  • Periodontal splint: One solution for loose teeth is periodontal splinting, meaning that the teeth can be splinted or joined together so that the bite pressure is distributed evenly among them.

Why We Love to Help!

The entire team here at South Bay Dentistry is committed to providing periodontal appointments that are completely anxiety-free. If you live in or around Apollo Beach, please consider Dr. McCaskill as your new periodontist. We love serving our local community and treat all of our periodontal patients as a member of our family. Please give us a call if you believe you may need periodontal treatment. We offer all of our patient’s free consultations. Give us a call in our Apollo Beach, FL dental office at (813) 645-8300 or send us an email. You can learn more about our practice by checking our business page, and make sure to get directions before you head our way.