Gum Disease Treatment in Bradenton and Sarasota

Gum Disease Treatment

Drs. Ryan, Tyler, and Thomas Rubino are highly skilled and experienced gum disease treatment specialists who uses the latest techniques to restore your gums to optimum health.

Knowledgeable Specialist for Gentle and Effective Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease TreatmentGum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gums that can do serious damage to your gums and bone tissues and, if untreated, may eventually result in the loss of one or more teeth.

Gum disease has also been linked to several serious health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer. When gum disease is present, it is therefore important to get it treated effectively and as soon as possible.

Expert Gum Disease Specialist

Drs. Ryan, Tyler, and Thomas Rubino are Periodontists, highly skilled and experienced specialists in the prevention, diagnosis and effective treatment of gum disease and in the placing of dental implants. As Periodontal Specialists, our doctors not only are specially trained to treat gum disease, but also to treat the damage to gum and bone tissue that results from gum disease—they are able to correct this damage through skilled application of highly advanced and specialized gum and bone grafting techniques.

Rubino Periodontics and Implant Dentistry has been providing periodontics since 1988 and has continually kept up-to-date with the latest advances in the field. They are licensed Florida providers of continuing education for other dental professionals, and have been selected by peers as a Top Dentist in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Sarasota Magazine every year since 2011.

Time-tested and proven treatment methods to guarantee best results

Drs. Ryan, Tyler, and Thomas Rubino continually keep themselves up-to-date with all the latest innovations in gum disease treatment, including the use of dental lasers.

Rubino Periodontics and Implant Dentistry only provide gum disease treatment methods which have been proven over time to yield predictable and stable outcomes. In this way, we guarantee the best in possible results for our patients.

Laser Periodontal Therapy

$79 New Patient Special Offer:
Exam, X-rays & Consultation

If you feel you might have gum disease, come and see one of our doctors for a comprehensive oral examination. We will be able to tell you the extent of any gum disease and how it can be effectively eliminated. Your exam and consultation will include:

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  • Panoramic Digital X-rays (as needed)
  • CT scan (as needed)
  • Periodontal probing and charting
  • Comprehensive oral exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Consultation with the doctor
  • Discuss your treatment options (during free 2nd appointment)
  • Get all your questions answered

Usual value: $529

Important Notice:
The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination, or treatment.

Call to request an appointment: Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch 941-404-2218 • Bradenton 941-757-8676 • Sun City Center 813-630-4157, or click here to request an appointment online.

Experienced, Skilled Gum Disease Treatment

Drs. Ryan, Tyler, and Thomas Rubino use advanced technology and a large range of minimally invasive procedures to ensure your gum disease treatment is thorough, comfortable and effective.

Comprehensive diagnostics

Gum Disease Treatment

Our doctors use comprehensive, thorough diagnostics to determine the health of your gums.

A comprehensive oral examination of your mouth to assess the level of any gum disease will be completed first to determine how it can best be treated. Using a thin probe/ruler your doctor will gently measure the depth of the open pockets between your teeth and gums—the deeper the pockets, the greater the level of gum disease and bone loss.

Full digital X-rays will be taken and, when needed, a 3D CT scan using our advanced cone beam CT scanner, to get an accurate view of the bone levels surrounding your teeth. You will be evaluated for any loose teeth, any areas of gum recession will be noted and your medical and dental history will be reviewed with you.

Treatment plan

A detailed treatment plan will be formulated and we will educate you thoroughly on what is needed to restore your oral health. We will make sure all of your questions are answered so you are well-informed and comfortable.

It is important to note that your spouse or significant other is welcome to attend both your exam and treatment discussion appointment. We know and appreciate the fact that decisions regarding your treatment are often not made alone.

Experienced deep cleaning

The first line of attack in treating periodontitis is thorough deep cleaning (called Scaling and Root Planing) of the pockets between your teeth and gums. We will first remove the accumulated plaque and calculus (tartar) deposits on your teeth and below your gumline (scaling). We then smooth out your tooth root surfaces (known as root planing) to make it harder for further bacteria to accumulate.

Our experienced hygienists use ultrasonic scalers which emit high-frequency vibrations that gently and thoroughly remove the accumulated plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth. The vibrations also shatter the cell walls of the bacteria and kill them, making the treatment even more effective. Ultrasonic scalers can be adjusted for patient comfort and are gentler on your teeth than traditional hand instruments.

Bacteria-specific antibiotic therapy

Sometimes when severe infection is evident, the doctors will sometimes take a sample and send it to a lab to determine the exact strains of bacteria that are present. This allows us to prescribe bacteria-specific antibiotics to further assist in combating the infection.

Follow-up evaluation

After your deep cleaning, about three weeks later, your gums will be re-examined. This examination will determine if healing has progressed adequately or if further actions are needed to achieve the desired result. Your results and recommendations will be thoroughly explained so you are completely informed and will also take the time to answer any of your questions.

Home oral care education

Gum Disease TreatmentYour home oral care is an essential component in any effective gum disease treatment, as the bacterial accumulation has to be continually removed by proper brushing and flossing to keep any infection from recurring.

Our hygienists will thoroughly educate you in effective home oral care as a part of your gum disease treatment plan. They use a large number of oral hygiene instruments to help you become proficient, including training with models and educational videos, and tailored instruction in brushing and flossing procedures. They will also supply you with all the toothbrushes, floss and oral hygiene aids that you might need to keep your oral health in optimum condition between visits.

Learn more about our Periodontal Maintenance here.

Minimally invasive periodontal surgery

In many cases scaling, root planing, and antibiotic therapy are adequate to resolve problems associated with gum disease. However, there can be times when the infection has reached so deep into the tissues that it cannot be adequately accessed without surgical procedures.

In those case, Drs. Ryan, Tyler, and Thomas Rubino will perform minimally invasive periodontal (gum) surgery to eliminate the infection and restore your mouth to full health. The doctors carefully preserve your gum tissue when performing periodontal surgery and uses microsutures that dissolve on their own and do not need to be removed. This reduces discomfort, speeds healing time and makes the procedure much gentler.

Surgery follow-up

After your periodontal surgery, we will monitor your healing progress during a series of follow-up visits. We will perform an additional cleaning to pick up any new bacterial deposits that might have accumulated and give further home oral care instruction if needed.

Our hygienists use a special jet spray cleaning device known as a Prophy-Jet to thoroughly clean your teeth and remove any new bacterial deposits. The Prophy-Jet shoots a high-pressure stream of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) that removes deposits from places that cannot be effectively cleaned with floss and a toothbrush.

At the end of your follow-up appointments, your doctor will set up a schedule for your periodontal maintenance to prevent any recurrence of problems with gum disease.

Bone grafting

Gum Disease TreatmentIn those case, Drs. Ryan, Tyler, and Thomas Rubino will perform minimally invasive periodontal (gum) surgery to eliminate the infection and restore your mouth to full health. The doctors carefully preserve your gum tissue when performing periodontal surgery and uses microsutures that dissolve on their own and do not need to be removed. This reduces discomfort, speeds healing time and makes the procedure much gentler.

Learn more about bone grafting procedures here.

Gum recession treatment

Periodontitis can sometimes cause the gums to recede and expose the roots of teeth. Dr. Rubino can restore root coverage and build back a natural gumline around your teeth with gentle, minimally invasive gum recession treatment.

Learn more about Dr. Rubino’s Gum Recession Treatment here.

Tooth extractions

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Occasionally, gum disease reaches a point where a tooth has structurally deteriorated and the bone loss is so severe that the tooth cannot be saved. If this is the case, your doctor will gently extract the tooth using special techniques that cause little to no discomfort and preserve the surrounding tissues as much as possible.

Learn more about tooth extractions here.

Come and See Us

Take advantage of our $79 New Patient Special Offer for a comprehensive oral exam, any needed X-rays and a full consultation with Dr. Rubino. He will give you a detailed explanation of his findings, discuss your treatment options and answer any questions you may have.

Call to request an appointment: Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch 941-404-2218 • Bradenton 941-757-8676 • Sun City Center 813-630-4157, or click here to request an appointment online.