GUM DISEASE also known as periodontal disease, varies from simple gum inflammation to a more destructive disease which can eventually result in tooth loss
The mild variety is called gingivitis. When you have that, only your gums are infected. If you don’t treat it, the infection can travel below your gum line and into your bone. Then it becomes a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis
The goal is to control your infection. The periodontists at THE BEST SMILES DENTAL, will look at what’s affected to figure out where to start.
The first line of treatment for gum disease is a careful, in-depth cleaning. Unlike a regular cleaning, which is usually only done above the gum line, deep cleaning goes under the gum line.
If deep cleaning can’t take care of the whole problem, you may need to go deeper to fix it.
Your gums are lifted up so the surgeon can get at tartar deep underneath your gum line. Then they stitch your gum back in place so it’s tight around the tooth to help prevent MORE TARTAR FROM FORMING.
Don’t delay your gum treatment due to fear anymore!! Let’s go the laser way !!
Also known as laser deep cleaning or laser curettage, it is a suitable option for mild to moderate gum disease, as an alternate to surgery in many cases and particularly beneficial for patients with medical problems like uncontrolled diabetes.
No cut, no stitches
No post treatment swelling
All our periodontists are well trained with use of various kinds of lasers and specialize in laser application for different treatments.
In some patients, gum infection can break down the bone, resulting in bony defects which weaken the tooth. In such scenarios, regeneration with biocompatible materials like bone grafts, membranes, growth mediators to help body regrow lost bone and increase life of tooth.