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Why Should You Choose Us for Periodontal Disease Treatment?
During a consultation or during your routine dental cleanings, we will look at the health of your gums and determine if additional treatment is needed. Our goal is simple. We want you to have a beautiful, healthy smile.
This starts with making sure your gums are at their best. We can do everything in our office to help heal gums and promote total oral health, often without the use of surgery.
Do You Need Periodontal Services?
A marked indication that you need treatment for periodontal disease or gingivitis is bleeding gums. Typically, patients will notice that their gums bleed when brushing or flossing. When you aren’t brushing and flossing, your gum line may appear very red, swollen, and can sometimes be painful.
Gingivitis can happen if you aren’t brushing and flossing enough, and there is an accumulation of plaque and tartar under the gumline. While you can help your gums at home if you have gingivitis by brushing and flossing more frequently, advanced gum disease that has caused a recession will require treatment in the office.
However, the good news about choosing Soundview Family Dental for periodontics is our laser therapy. This is a painless procedure that can clear out infections without surgery. For those that have previously had to have surgery to treat periodontal disease, then you know how painful the procedure can be.
Benefits of Periodontal Services
Almost zero downtime.
What to Expect from Gum Disease Treatment
LANAP® laser assisted regeneration therapy may just be the treatment for your periodontal tissue health that can bring you back to overall oral health without the discomfort and longer recovery associated with traditional periodontal surgery.
Scaling and root planing can be performed as well. This is a specialized cleaning method that removed built-up plaque and tartar. By eliminating these buildups, your gums can heal properly, and the periodontal pockets can shrink. Scaling and planing will require a longer appointment than traditional cleaning but is highly effective at getting rid of buildup from under the gum line, which causes inflammation.
The first step towards addressing periodontal disease is scheduling an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Kitts
The Problem with Receding Gums
Receding gums are most often related to untreated gum disease. When gums recede, they push away from the tooth, exposing more of the tooth. When the tooth root is exposed, patients will likely have greater sensitivity or even discomfort. A receded gum line can result from brushing and flossing too aggressively, not brushing or flossing enough, trauma, or even from grinding teeth.
Stopping the progression of receding gums can help you to preserve your teeth, and ensure a healthier jawbone. Our dentists, Dr. Kitts and Dr. Hewett, can help treat infected gums, and gums that have been receding, for optimal oral health. Possible tooth loss can be scary for anyone, but seeing your dentist regularly for treatment for things like periodontal disease will promote the health of your gums and teeth for years to come.
Brushing Without the Bleeding or Pain
Imagine never having to worry that your gums will be bleeding and sore every time you brush. Imagine having fresher breath. These are just a few reasons to seek help for periodontal disease from our dentists at Soundview Family Dental. For most patients having discomfort while taking care of their gums and teeth at home, the pain of periodontal disease can make things worse by deterring basic oral health care like brushing and flossing.
After you have had a periodontal treatment done, it is essential that you follow the dentist’s recommendation for at-home care. Regular brushing and flossing can help prevent gingivitis from coming back. By visiting us for your regular cleanings, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of periodontal disease. Cleanings are the best thing you can do for the health of your teeth and gums. Our team will thoroughly clean your teeth, as well as under the gums, to ensure that all tartar is broken up and removed.
We know that periodontal disease can be frightening for some. But let us assure you that you are in good hands with Dr. Kitts and Dr. Hewett at Soundview Family Dental. We take excellent care of our patients and are proud to offer less painful treatment for periodontal disease with our LANAP® laser therapy option.
With corrective procedures like LANAP® laser therapy, the recession will cease, and there will be no more tender gums. You can expect a shorter recovery, versus what you would have with surgery for gum recession and jawbone deterioration.
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