Gum disease treatment is designed to stop the progression of periodontal disease and alveolar bone loss by removing bacterial endotoxins. Alveolar bone loss occurs when gingivitis, or gum inflammation, goes untreated and progresses into periodontal disease.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease is a serious condition that leads to the destruction of the bone surrounding the teeth. The goal of gum disease treatment is to return the gums back to their natural healthy state using scaling and root planing techniques. During your session, we will apply an anesthetic to the affected area before we begin.
Disinfection involves cleaning the gums and root surfaces with scaling and ultrasonic scalers. While periodontal disease cannot be cured, it can be treated! The best way to protect yourself from periodontal disease is to be proactive about your oral health. This means scheduling regular cleanings, developing good brushing habits, and not forgetting to floss!
Gum Disease Symptoms
Gum disease is the infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can result in detrimental tooth and bone loss. It can sometimes go unnoticed because your symptoms may be minimal, and unless you see your dentist regularly, you may not be getting the treatment you need.
Gum disease can cause:
- Your gums to swell and bleed
- Pain or discomfort in the gums and teeth
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Loose teeth or change in bite
However, periodontal disease does not always manifest symptoms. Keep up with regular checkups and give our office a call if you notice any of the signs of gum disease.
Gum Disease Treatment Options
At our Create a Smile office, we may recommend various gum disease treatment methods. Some options include:
- Standard dental cleaning
- Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning process)
- Laser Dentistry
Take Control of Your Gum Disease
Laser dentistry is a painless gum disease treatment that can eliminate the disease-causing bacteria. If you know or want to know if you need gum disease treatment, please call our office right away to make an appointment. We will find you the comfortable gum disease treatment you need to protect yourself from periodontal disease. We serve patients throughout Ellettsville and Bloomington, IN.