While keeping your teeth healthy is a very high priority, the gums are a crucial part of your oral health as well. With half the American adult population having some level of advanced gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s clear that the condition is a silent epidemic in the United States. At Carefree Smiles Dentistry, we don’t just offer basic approaches to gum disease treatment, we offer the cutting edge of periodontal therapy. Contact our dental office to learn exactly how our advanced technology can improve your next gum therapy experience.
Scaling And Root Planing
Periodontal scaling and root planing is the standard for treating extensive periodontal disease. When gum disease has extended below the gum line and caused damage to teeth that are unreachable via at-home care or professional cleanings, scaling is performed to break down this calcified plaque. As the gums begin to recede, the vulnerable roots of teeth become exposed, causing increased sensitivity. Root planing helps the tooth roots reattach to the gums and prevent future recession from occurring.
Laser Periodontal Treatment
At Carefree Smiles, our dentists utilize the Waterlase i-Plus dental laser to perform additional laser periodontal therapy. Repair surgery via this device is not only more precise compared to the use of traditional metal tools, but more comfortable for the patient. It also allows for scar-free wound healing, making sutures unnecessary in most cases. Aftercare for all tissue laser treatments also tends to be shorter and easier to complete, giving you additional confidence in your treatment.