Periodontal Treatment – Jacksonville, FL

Making Gum Disease Disappear

Has it been a long time since you’ve had your teeth cleaned? Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Are you worried that you may have “pyorrhea” like your parents or grandparents had? There are ways Dr. Schumacher and our hygienists can help you with this without referral to a specialist – or periodontist. For many patients, removing the source of the infection and close monitoring is the first step. Non-surgical periodontal treatment from our Jacksonville, FL dentist involves thoroughly cleansing the root surfaces of the teeth to remove the infection where deep gum and bone pockets are present (periodontal disease).

Woman with healthy smile after periodontal treatment

Why Choose James L. Schumacher
for Periodontal Treatment?

  • Gum Screenings at Every Appointment
  • Pankey Institute Educated Dentist
  • Friendly Team That Uses the Latest Technology

Scaling & Root Planing

Patient receiving scaling and root planing treatment

When gum disease is diagnosed, we can usually help control it using what many people call a “deep cleaning”. We work to remove all plaque and tartar from below the gum line and then the roots of the teeth are smoothed to reduce re-attachment of the infection causing bacteria.

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Healthy smile after chao pinhole surgical technique

The Chao Pinhole Technique is a much less invasive way to help a patient dealing with gum recession (where the gums pull away from the teeth). Instead of using a gum graft, a hole literally the size of a pin is placed in the tissue. Using special tools, Dr. Schumacher can gently stretch and massage the gums back into their original position. This approach is fast, comfortable, and because no incisions or sutures are necessary, the recovery process is extremely short as well.