Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal Disease Affects Nearly 1 in Every 2 Americans
Gingivitis and perio 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 breeds and grows. This also destroys the surrounding connective and hard tissues. Without treatment, gum disease causes bleeding, bad breath and eventually tooth and bone loss. However, with proper laser dental treatment, 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. As a result, this process continues if the patient does not seek treatment. Furthermore, it 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 Dr. Suffoletta can treat with multiple available options. One of these methods is the use of laser dental technology.
When there is a severe case of periodontal disease present, your dentist can and probably will recommend medications before you begin your treatment. Accordingly, it will allow more time for the medications to help curve the level of bacteria present in the gums, as well as some of the swelling.
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The Three Stages of Periodontal Disease
(Gingivitis) Stage One
- Bad breath
- Red, inflamed gums
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing.
(Early Periodontitis) Stage Two
- Gum recession
- Build up of plaque and calculus between the gums and teeth.
- Beginning bone loss
(Advanced Periodontitis) Stage Three
- Severe gum inflamation
- Bone loss
- Tooth loss
Perio Disease Treatment Options
This deep cleaning treatment is currently in practice by 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 root and bone that is uneven as a result of gum disease is rebuilt to support the reattachment of new tissues. Some of the best tooth treatment methods can be found with Dr. Suffoletta.
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 consist of a “deep cleaning” that will help restore oral balance 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 are currently under-diagnosis of perio 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 gingivitis or perio disease contact us today to begin treatment and restore your health!