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, it can be managed.
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 inflammation
- Bone loss
- Tooth loss
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. Laser gum treatments is minimally invasive and yields minimal downtime or discomfort.
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.
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.
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.