Gum Treatment

Treatment of Gum Problems

Diseases which involve the supporting structures of the teeth are the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Fortunately, early detection and treatment of gum disease makes it possible for most people to retain their teeth for a lifetime. Gum treatments are aimed at removing the plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces and can be achieved through a number of procedures depending on the extent of the problem. These procedures include scaling, root planing, curettage, gingivectomy, flap surgery etc.
Periodontal, or gum related care

Periodontics is a specialty in dentistry involving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the surrounding tissues of the teeth (such as the gums) and the maintenance of the health, function and aesthetics of these structures. Gum disease is the single most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Daily good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings can decrease the risk of developing periodontal disease.

Once periodontal disease has taken hold, the most effective treatment plan options can vary depending on how far the condition has progressed. The first step in keeping the disease from advancing is a deep cleaning and scaling to remove plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth. The root surfaces of the tooth may also be smoothed in order to help the gum tissue reattach itself to the tooth and speed up the healing process.

Gum related care has greatly benefited from laser technology applications. Lasers are currently used for re-contouring or reshaping gums, removing extra or diseased gum tissue associated with the use of certain medications or periodontal disease. Additionally, lasers are used for removing the bacteria in periodontal pockets to promote patient recovery, and are credited for greatly reducing both recovery time and post operative distress and/or discomfort.

The quantity of periodontal-based treatments and procedures available are as varied and unique as the professionals who administer them. Regardless of technological advancements, the best way to avoid future periodontal problems is immediate preventative care. Contact us to set up an appointment to help begin the process that will keep you smiling for years to come

Gum and bone disease (periodontal disease) is a common infection that causes bad breath, sore gums, receding gums and bone and loose teeth. Sufferers may be putting their hearts at risk because the bacteria can attach to heart valves. This bacterial infection can also be transmitted to other people in your family through kissing and sharing utensils. A spouse has a 40% risk of acquiring periodontal disease.

Minor gums infections can be treated by ultrasonic and ozone cleaning with a hygienist, but more serious stages of gum disease usually need specialist care with a skilled dentist. Many times this involves surgery that can be costly and traumatic. The good news is with lasers we can offer more conservative and non-traumatic treatment for moderate to serious gum disease. We work closely with a local periodontist to ensure that if results are not achieved with the laser that they are able to assist.

Laser gum disease treatment does not involve cutting and sutures. It is much less invasive, usually painless and without swelling. Healing and recovery are very fast and you don't need to take extra days off work. This will save you time and money.





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