Are You Postponing Gum Disease Treatment?
Laser gum surgery delivers healthier gums with less discomfort and downtime.
You have learned that you have gum disease, like nearly three quarters of the
population? You may be wondering how you got it. The plaque that
accumulates on your teeth harbor bacteria and when the bacteria are not cleared away regularly, they can infect the gum tissue. That infection is known as gum disease and it advances quickly, damaging the gum tissue and bone that support your teeth. It is important to address it early to protect your smile but many postpone treatment, dreading the thought of gum surgery. Laser dentistry can change the way you feel about gum disease treatment. Dr. Marzieh Oghabian performs laser gum surgery with the WaterLase iPlus™, eliminating the need for scalpels.
Laser gum surgery delivers the following benefits:
- Less discomfort and downtime
- Minimal bleeding
- Reduced inflammation
- Little to no recession
- Safe and effective
- No stitches
Recognizing Gum Disease Symptoms and Seeking Gum Disease Treatment
For an infection that can cause so much damage, gum disease is surprisingly easy to spot. If your gums bleed when brushing or flossing, you may have the beginnings of gum disease. Schedule a visit with Dr. Oghabian when you first notice gum disease symptoms, and gum disease treatment may consist of simple antibiotic therapy or deep cleanings. Laser gum surgery can also be performed on the infected tissue around a single tooth or multiple teeth. Be aware of any changes that may indicate an infection. Additional gum disease symptoms may include:
- Swollen gums (with or without bleeding)
- Bad breath
- Tooth sensitivity
- Gum recession
- Shifting or loose teeth
- Bone loss
- Tooth loss