Also called periodontitis, gum disease is a severe gum infection that damages the soft tissues that surround a tooth.

Periodontitis can be prevented with regular checkups, and at-home care that includes daily bruising, rinsing with a mouthwash, and frequent flossing.

Gum Disease

Also called periodontitis, gum disease is a severe gum infection that damages the soft tissues that surround a tooth. If left untreated, periodontitis can destroy the bone that supports the teeth. Teeth can become loose, and eventually need to be removed. Symptoms of gum disease include gums that are swollen or puffy, tender to the touch or bleed easily, or pus develops between the teeth. Periodontitis can be prevented with regular checkups, and at-home care that includes daily bruising, rinsing with a mouthwash, and frequent flossing.

Periodontal Disease

Poor brushing and flossing habits can lead to periodontal disease, which infects the tissues that hold the teeth in place. A sticky film of bacteria called plaque builds up on the teeth and hardens, causing gums to become sore and bleed. In severe cases, chewing problems can develop and teeth can be lost.

Used together, scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning technique used to treat gum disease. Scaling removes all the plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline, all the way to the bottom of the pocket. Root planing smoothes the teeth roots, which helps the gums reattach to the teeth.

Arestin is an antibiotic powder that is applied directly into an infected periodontal pocket after scaling and root planing treatments have been performed. The powder adheres to the inside of the periodontal pocket and directly targets the site of the active infection as it is bio-resorbed. Arestin will continue to fight the chronic bacterial infection that can lead to other symptoms such as tooth loss.

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Meet Our Doctors

Conoce a los doctores de KA Dental Group, que se está expandiendo rápidamente con múltiples servicios especializados en todo el condado de Palm Beach. Orgullosamente atendemos a pacientes en cuatro ubicaciones accesibles: Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach y nuestra más reciente adición en Boynton Beach.

  • Dr. Krunal Patel

    BDS, DDS, FICOI

    Dr. Krunal, a recognized member of multiple dental associations including the International Dental Implant Association, specializes in implants and smile makeovers in Palm Beach County. Certified in Invisalign and oral sedation, he prioritizes modern techniques and patient comfort. Outside the clinic, Dr. Krunal enjoys outdoor activities with his family, reflecting his vibrant community engagement.

  • Dr. Aditi Patel

    BDS, DDS

    Dr. Aditi Patel, an active member of various dental associations, specializes in ortho and braces in West Palm Beach. With a commitment to advanced techniques, she enhances comfort and affordability for Palm Beach County residents through state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

  • Dr. Youness Amri

    DMD, MS

    Inspired by my wisdom teeth surgery, I earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Hassan II University in Morocco and specialized further at Aix-Marseille University in France. After training at Nova Southeastern University, I now proudly serve as a dentist in West Palm Beach, merging my global expertise with local care.

  • Dr. Alijah O. Bradley

    DDS

    Alijah O. Bradley, DDS completed his undergraduate education at The University of Michigan and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. While at Michigan, Dr. Bradley was a Four-Year Letterman of the Varsity Football Team and earned Academic All-Big Ten Conference Honors from 2003-2007. After pursuing a professional football career, he returned to Michigan and obtained his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.About / About Ka Dental

  • Dr. Ivan

    DDS

    Originally from Cuba, I pursued my DDS and practiced as a dentist there. Later, I enhanced my skills as a lab technician in the U.S., followed by further dental education at the University of Puerto Rico. My dedication and skills, including attention to detail and patient care, shape my practice. Outside dentistry, I enjoy swimming, fishing, dancing, cooking Cuban dishes, and making traditional Cuban coffee.

Meet Our Doctors

Conoce a los doctores de KA Dental Group, que se está expandiendo rápidamente con múltiples servicios especializados en todo el condado de Palm Beach. Orgullosamente atendemos a pacientes en cuatro ubicaciones accesibles: Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach y nuestra más reciente adición en Boynton Beach.

  • Dr. Krunal Patel

    BDS, DDS, FICOI

    Dr. Krunal, a recognized member of multiple dental associations including the International Dental Implant Association, specializes in implants and smile makeovers in Palm Beach County. Certified in Invisalign and oral sedation, he prioritizes modern techniques and patient comfort. Outside the clinic, Dr. Krunal enjoys outdoor activities with his family, reflecting his vibrant community engagement.

  • Dr. Aditi Patel

    BDS, DDS

    Dr. Aditi Patel, an active member of various dental associations, specializes in ortho and braces in West Palm Beach. With a commitment to advanced techniques, she enhances comfort and affordability for Palm Beach County residents through state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

  • Dr. Youness Amri

    DMD, MS

    Inspired by my wisdom teeth surgery, I earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Hassan II University in Morocco and specialized further at Aix-Marseille University in France. After training at Nova Southeastern University, I now proudly serve as a dentist in West Palm Beach, merging my global expertise with local care.

  • Dr. Alijah O. Bradley

    DDS

    Alijah O. Bradley, DDS completed his undergraduate education at The University of Michigan and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. While at Michigan, Dr. Bradley was a Four-Year Letterman of the Varsity Football Team and earned Academic All-Big Ten Conference Honors from 2003-2007. After pursuing a professional football career, he returned to Michigan and obtained his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.About / About Ka Dental

  • Dr. Ivan

    DDS

    Originally from Cuba, I pursued my DDS and practiced as a dentist there. Later, I enhanced my skills as a lab technician in the U.S., followed by further dental education at the University of Puerto Rico. My dedication and skills, including attention to detail and patient care, shape my practice. Outside dentistry, I enjoy swimming, fishing, dancing, cooking Cuban dishes, and making traditional Cuban coffee.