You can’t build a house without a strong foundation, right? The same can be said for your smile, but instead of sitting on concrete or iron beams, your teeth rely on your gums to remain secure and stable. Without the proper care, they can develop an infection called gum disease. Early symptoms are minor, but it can eventually lead to tooth loss, but we can stop it way before that happens! With targeted cleanings and laser therapy, we can protect your gums, teeth, and smile from sustaining any lasting damage. If you have red, swollen, or sensitive gums, give us a call today to get the care you need with gum disease treatment in Flint, TX.
When caught early, gum disease can usually be improved using a deep cleaning, consisting of scaling and root planing. First, any bacteria and plaque/tartar buildup is removed from around and below the gum line, and then the roots of the teeth are gently sculpted and smoothed. This speeds up the healing process and also makes bacteria less likely to accumulate around the gums in the future, preventing reinfection.
For more advanced cases of gum disease, we can use a soft tissue laser to quickly and easily eliminate any harmful bacteria. This approach allows us to address the problem without pulling the gums away from the teeth so we can reach the roots, which is the traditional method. In addition to being extremely effective, laser treatment is also very gentle. Most patients don’t even need local anesthetic to remain comfortable, and the instrument cauterizes as it goes, largely preventing any bleeding, swelling, or post-treatment discomfort.