Gum Disease Treatment - Bradenton, FL

Expert Periodontal Care For Healthy Gums And Confident Smiles

Gum Disease Treatment - Bradenton, FL

Expert Periodontal Care for Healthy Gums and Confident Smiles

"I Was in Pain for So Long..."

Building Confidence from the Gum Up

Gum disease typically begins with bacterial accumulation on the teeth and gums, leading to plaque formation. These bacteria release compounds that provoke an immune response, making swollen, red, and tender gums prone to bleeding. Gum infection can progress without intervention, causing damage to the attachment between the gums and teeth and, in severe cases, even affecting the underlying bone tissue.

Untreated gum disease may result in tooth sensitivity, difficulty chewing, and tooth loss. At Eastman Craighead Periodontics, we specialize in gum disease treatment, prioritizing your comfort and well-being throughout the process.

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Timely Prevention to Safeguard Your Smile and Overall Health

Many people overlook the potential link between gum disease and various overall health problems, including memory loss, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, heart disease, preterm delivery, and low birth weight babies. Timely gingivitis treatment is essential to halt the inflammatory process and prevent irreversible damage. Untreated gum disease can pose significant risks to overall health, increasing susceptibility to conditions such as heart disease, pancreatitis, and certain cancers. At Eastman Craighead Periodontics, our team is proficient in addressing periodontitis at any stage, ensuring a healthy, functional smile.

Effective gum disease treatment typically involves multiple stages and ongoing care to maintain oral health. While we empathize with the financial concerns of some patients, these treatments are indispensable for preventing severe health issues and expensive dental procedures in the future. We are committed to improving your well-being through effective periodontal disease treatment and assist in navigating financing options to ensure you receive the necessary care.

Select Gum Disease Treatments

Crown Lengthening

Overgrown gum tissue can compound gum disease by creating pockets where bacteria and food debris accumulate. Swollen gums may give the illusion of smaller teeth. Crown lengthening is a dental procedure aimed at exposing more of the tooth’s surface, facilitating easier cleaning and enhancing the aesthetic harmony of the smile.

By removing excess gum tissue, crown lengthening reduces the risk of bacterial buildup and supports optimal oral health. This process promotes a healthier mouth and contributes to a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Gingival Graft

Periodontal disease can lead to gum recession, where the gumline moves down the tooth, exposing the root surface and compromising the stability of the teeth.

 Gingival grafting is a surgical approach to rebuild lost gum tissue and improve the tissue’s durability to improve the teeth’ stability. Grafting can improve the look of your smile, relieve tooth sensitivity, and prevent tooth loss.

Scaling and Root Planing

Deep cleaning, scaling, and root planing are advanced dental procedures for treating periodontal disease and compromised tissue attachment. Typically serving as the initial step in periodontal treatment, these techniques involve meticulously removing bacterial buildup from the root surfaces of each tooth. This comprehensive approach aims to alleviate inflammation and enhance the attachment of healthy gum tissue, promoting improved oral health.


Frena are strips of tissue that link our lips and tongue to the surrounding structures of the cheeks and floor of the mouth. When these frena are excessively short or tight, they can cause various issues, such as speech impediments and difficulties with eating and chewing.

Tight tissue can contribute to gum recession by pulling the gum tissue away from its optimal position. A frenectomy releases these tight tissue attachments, allowing for proper movement of the cheeks, lips, and tongue while safeguarding the gums’ health.


Chronic inflammation of the gums can result in excessive growth, covering portions of the teeth that should remain exposed to the oral environment. This alteration in appearance can impact your smile and create challenges in maintaining proper oral hygiene, leading to further inflammation.

Through precise reshaping of the gum tissue and adjusting its positioning and contours, we can enhance the aesthetic appearance of your smile and alleviate inflammation. Gingivectomy is frequently incorporated as a component of the crown lengthening procedure.

Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Gum recession can compromise the health and stability of your teeth, cause sensitivity, and change the look of your smile. But gum grafting isn’t suitable for every patient. 

With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can reverse gum recession with a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates many of the risks of traditional gum grafting. With predictable results and high success rates, this approach to correcting gum recession minimizes downtime and improves your oral health and the look of your smile.


Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a highly effective, minimally invasive procedure that can restore gum tissue for long-term health. We’ll use a specialized laser to eliminate diseased tissue and bacteria during the procedure without harming the healthy surrounding tissue.

The laser stimulates new tissue growth, which helps to rebuild a healthy attachment between the teeth and gums. Paired with scaling, root planing, and careful monitoring for long-term wellness, LANAP can be a crucial part of saving your smile.

Create a Healthy Foundation for Your Beautiful Smile.

Schedule your consultation for gum disease treatment today!