Treatment For Gum Disease
Gum disease is the number one reason why people lose their teeth. Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is an inflammation in the gums and other tissues that surround your teeth. Early stages of the disease are painless, so many patients avoid treatment until too late. If you have missing teeth, you are at a higher risk of developing gum disease.
If you have gum disease, we offer a periodontal maintenance program for mild-to-moderate cases to help keep gum disease at bay, which includes scaling and root planing. Scaling cleans the tooth below the gum. Root planing smoothes the tooth root to help the gum tissue to heal, the periodontal pockets to shrink and makes it more difficult for plaque to accumulate along the root surfaces.
Additionally, scaling and root planning combined with laser bacterial reduction therapy as treatment for gum disease can help treat gum disease and improve your oral health. Laser Bacterial Reduction destroys the bacteria that cause inflammation and periodontal disease—drastically reducing the harmful bacteria that can affect our dental and overall health. The Laser Bacterial Reduction process is painless and normally takes around 5-10 minutes.
Along with good oral hygiene at home, we will continue to monitor the disease and make the best possible treatment recommendations based upon your status.