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Gum Disease

Periodontal disease can lead to many serious oral and overall health issues if left untreated.

Gum disease treatment at Planes Dental Arts, with offices in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie, FL, can improve the foundation of your smile.

Learn how Dr. Alex Planes can restore your oral health with effective gum disease treatment options.

Dr. Planes Explains Periodontal Disease

We go above and beyond basic dental cleanings. When you visit Planes Dental Arts, we will check for gum disease at each visit. We help patients manage periodontal disease so they can enjoy the best possible oral health.

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Max Dilley


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As a new patient, I knew in advance I would probably need scaling and root planing which is usually quite uncomfortable. My experience during this proceudre was outstanding (the best I have had). Lidia was terrific. She was very concerned about my comfort and minimizing any possible pain. I cannot thank her enough for the excellent work. I highly recommend Planes Dental Arts and suggest asking for Lidia.

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Amanda Simpson


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The office is very clean and professional. Everyone was kind, smiled and greeted us when we came in. The hygienist was patient with my son. The dentist was efficient and responsible with his recommendations. Overall I was pleased with our visit.

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Surgical Treatments for Gum Disease

Nonsurgical treatment may not effectively eliminate the bacteria that causes gum disease in patients with periodontitis. Advanced periodontitis may require additional treatments to restore lost bone and gum tissue. In such cases, Dr. Planes may recommend several treatments from our dental offices in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie.

Flap Surgery

Also known as pocket reduction surgery, flap surgery involves small incisions in the infected gum tissue to effectively reach the areas near the tooth roots.

Gum Grafts

Dr. Planes can restore gum loss for patients with significant gum recession by adding tissue to the infected area, preventing further damage and reducing sensitivity.

Bone Grafts

Advanced periodontitis can lead to jawbone deterioration that can lead to tooth loss. A bone graft can replace missing tissue to restore the foundation of your smile.

Can I Afford Gum
Disease Treatment?

At Planes Dental Arts, our team is dedicated to working with our patients to make treatments as affordable as possible. To help bring down the cost of treatment, we accept most dental insurance plans. Our friendly office staff can file all the necessary paperwork with your provider to ensure you make the most out of your benefits.

For patients without insurance or who are on a strict budget, we also provide financing options through CareCredit®. CareCredit offers flexible monthly payment plans that allow patients that qualify to manage out-of-pocket expenses while receiving the care they need to improve their oral health.

Dr. Alex Planes

Planes Dental Arts

Dr. Alex Planes provides excellent general, restorative, and cosmetic dental care at his offices in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie, FL. Dr. Planes is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

If you are ready to receive superior care in an inviting office environment, call (772) 617-4540 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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