Gum 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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It is very important that our patients understand and the general population understands the importance of routine dental care. A lot of our patients come in and they have a conception that they've been treating their teeth, and their gums, and their supporting tissues by just getting general prophylactic or a cleaning in layman's terms. Our goal is to take the correct measurements of the gums and make sure that our patients understand that there is a condition called gingivitis, and there is something called periodontal disease. It is one of the topics that is mostly neglected in the dental office. A routine dental cleaning is not for everyone. We must understand that there are times that either by genetic predisposition we suffer from a condition called periodontal disease, and the sooner you treat this disease is the better you will have a final outcome. It is just like diabetes or high blood pressure, you can't cure periodontal disease but you can definitely treat it. And the sooner you attack and treat this disease, the better results you will achieve. You have to make sure that you pick a practice that you feel comfortable with, number one. Number two, that have taken the necessary steps in order to take care of your oral health. You have to make sure that the dentist is familiar with all the different alternatives that are out there. We all know most patients don't like coming to the dentist, so my whole ultimate goal is for patients to feel like they're being taken care of like they're part of our team.

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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