When someone tells you that you need periodontal care, this news may sound quite alarming. There is no reason to panic, however. Periodontics takes care of the other structures in your mouth that support your teeth, notably your gums and jaw. Good periodontal care is a vital part of good oral health, and it is easy to overlook until you have a problem.
Most of us know that bleeding gums are a warning sign that all is not well with our gums. Gingivitis, the inflammation and or infection of the gum tissue, is a serious problem and should be treated promptly to avoid tooth loss.
If you see pink in the sink when you brush, let us know at your appointment so we can help you determine the best course of treatment to restore your gums to health and keep them that way.
Gums can recede over time. This can be caused by stretching from extensive orthodontia, plaque accumulations at the gum line, trauma to the gums, grinding of teeth, or even overly hard brushing and flossing. When gums recede, they cannot properly support the teeth they are meant to hold. Those teeth with exposed roots are likely to be sensitive and painful as well.
Our office is ready to help you treat your receding gums, saving you pain and potential tooth loss. Please call us to let us help you work up a treatment plan focused on finding the causes contributing to your receding gums, stopping the progress of the recession, and treating it to encourage gum regrowth.
If you are suffering from marked gum recession and bone deterioration, you may think that surgery to try to rebuild those structures is your only option. Fortunately, our office can use LANAP, an FDA approved laser therapy proven to help patients who previously had to choose traditional surgery to correct the problem. Treating gum disease with less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, less sensitivity, and less downtime is something we are very proud to offer to more of our patients.
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.