Gum Disease Treatment
Gum Disease Affects Nearly 1 in Every 2 Americans
Gum disease is one of the more common problems affecting nearly half of the American adult population. The infection starts between the gums and teeth where bacteria breed, grow and destroy the surrounding connective and hard tissues. Without treatment, gum disease causes bleeding, bad breath, and eventual tooth and bone loss. However, with proper intervention, the team at Functional Aesthetic Dentistry can help you manage it.
What is Gum Disease?
As your gums recede, it creates pockets of space where bacteria can thrive and damage the enamel. This process continues if it’s not treated and can leave you with no choice but to extract the tooth. Gum disease comes in 3 different stages that range from gingivitis to periodontal disease. Periodontitis is in reference to a very advanced form of periodontal disease, which can be treated with multiple methods provided by Dr. Suffoletta. One of these methods is with the use of laser dental technology.
When there is advanced periodontal disease present, you may need medications recommended by your periodontist before you begin your treatment. This will help curve the level of bacteria present in the gums as well as some of the pain.
The Three Stages of Gum Disease
Stage One Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
- Bad breath
- Red, inflamed gums
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing.
Stage Two Gum Disease (Early Periodontitis)
- Gum recession
- Build up of plaque and calculus between the gums and teeth.
- Beginning bone loss
Stage Three Gum Disease (Advanced Periodontitis)
- Severe gum inflamation
- Bone loss
- Tooth loss
Gum Disease Treatment Options
Laser Gum Treatment
This deep cleaning treatment is done using lasers that remove disease-causing bacteria and tissues, leaving healthy areas unharmed. Under local anesthetic, Dr. Suffoletta expertly reduces the risk of continuous bacteria build-up. Lasers for gum disease treatments is minimally invasive and yields minimal downtime or discomfort. Learn more about our laser treatment procedures.
Osseous surgery is an effective surgical procedure where the gums are gently peeled back in order to clear bacteria below the gum line and reduce pocket depth. The tooth, tooth root and bone that has become uneven due to gum disease is also smoothed, to support the reattachment of tissues. Some of the best tooth treatment methods can be found with Dr. Suffoletta.
Scaling And Root Planing
To remove the build-up of plaque and calculus in the early stages of gum disease, our team offers scaling and root planing. This treatment is compared to a “deep cleaning” and can restore health quickly by removing the materials that can cause an increase of plaque build-up.
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It's our mission to help you get rid of gum disease or otherwise known as periodontal disease. Gum disease can be cause by years of lack of preventative treatment. One of the top solutions to periodontal disease treatment is through laser dental technology. It helps heal the soft and hard tissue in the gums and over time can heal the gums from periodontal disease.
Leading-edge management solutions for the treatment of gum disease
Whether you have already been diagnosed with gum disease, or worry that you have symptoms, please contact our office immediately. Dr. Suffoletta has extensive experience working with dental patients dealing with all stages of periodontal diseases. He and the rest of our team are here to provide leading-edge management solutions for the treatment of gum disease.
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Signs of Gum Disease?
If you notice any signs of gum disease contact us today to begin treatment and restore your health!