Gingivitis and periodontitis, known as gum disease, are common problems that we help our patients manage. Research suggests there are systemic connections between periodontal disease and the severity of overall health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. This makes oral health even more important. We work with our patients to create a treatment plan that can include periodontal therapy when needed to help keep their mouths and bodies healthy while maintaining the best support for their teeth.
Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease – commonly called “Gum Disease”
Treatment of gum disease depends on the severity of the case, and our therapies are always patient specific. Our team is committed to using advanced technology to offer the best treatments to our patients, and our periodontal therapy program is no exception. Using laser dentistry, we can treat gum disease more precisely and thoroughly than ever before with a very effective way to remove the bacteria and deposit responsible for causing gum disease and bone loss. Better yet, any bleeding is kept to a minimum, and no sutures are required in most cases. We use Biolase Waterlase lasers as well as diode lasers.
Common signs of gum disease
- Bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath that isn’t alleviated by mouthwash
- A change in your bite
- Gums that feel puffy or look strangely red
- Discomfort throughout the mouth
- Teeth that appear longer (a sign of a receding gumline)