Periodontal Dentistry

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can emerge in many ways and cause painful symptoms. Without professional treatment from our dentists, symptoms can worsen and lead to dental and soft tissue loss. Fortunately, Berdy Dental Group has been treating periodontal disease successfully in Jacksonville for decades. We continue to educate our patients on the symptoms and risks of periodontal disease and help them find solutions for their individual needs.   

By definition, periodontics is the dental specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in plaque. When plaque builds up on the teeth, this bacteria irritates and inflames the gum tissues. Gingivitis is considered an early stage of this condition and it’s characterized by red, tender, bleeding, and swollen gums. If it’s not treated in its early stage, it can develop into periodontitis, which typically involves gum recession and can eventually lead to bone loss and tooth loss. While Gingivitis can usually be controlled and even reversed with additional professional cleanings and improved at-home oral care if the condition is diagnosed and treated early, periodontitis generally requires more involved, frequent treatment. Berdy Dental Group offers high-quality treatment for both types of gum disease to return your smile to good health. 

In addition to treatment for periodontal disease, periodontics includes the placement of dental implants. Dental implant placement requires specialized, advanced training and state-of-the-art technology for optimal results. Dr. Christian Berdy is not only a member of theAmerican Academy of Periodontology, but is also a nationally recognized speaker for advanced periodontology, dental implants, and comprehensive patient care. To learn more about his periodontal techniques and how Berdy Dental Group can care for your smile, we welcome you to contact us today at 904-389-1376 for an appointment.