Did you know that 64 million U.S. adults suffer with gum disease?
Gum Disease Effects and Symptoms
Gum disease is a progressive problem that starts with a build-up of bad oral bacteria. The bacteria build colonies in the periodontal pockets between the teeth and gums. Over time, the bacteria spread deeper into the pockets, destroying hard and soft tissues.
More traditional methods for the treatment of gum disease include:
Scaling and Root Planing
During scaling and root planing, special tools are used to scrape away the bacteria between the teeth and gums, as well as remove any calculus and build-up along the tooth root.
During this surgical procedure, incisions are made within affected gums to lift them away from the tooth and bone to allow access to the bone and tooth root. Special instruments are then used to thoroughly clean the root surface before stitching the gums back into place to heal.
Without intervention from a trained dental provider, gum disease can result in:
- Sore, swollen, red gums
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Loose teeth
- Bone damage and loss
- Gum deterioration/distortion
- Gum tissue loss
- Tooth loss
Gum disease does not stop with your mouth, either. It has been linked with several severe systemic conditions, including cancer, stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
Treat Your Gum Disease with Gentle Laser Gum Surgery
Lasers have set the standard for state-of-the-art dental care, especially for patients with gum disease. We use lasers at our practice to effectively eradicate colonies of bacteria and restore the damaged areas of your mouth.
With minimally-invasive laser technologies, Dr. Davis can not only sanitize the areas affected by gum disease, but sculpt them as well. This leaves pink, healthy gums behind, encouraging regeneration and rapid healing.
Take advantage of these benefits:
- Minimally-invasive procedure
- Virtually painless treatment
- Faster healing times
- Get right back to your routine