Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Bleeding gums is something many consider to be “normal.” However, symptoms like soreness and bleeding gums are never normal, and indicate that a periodontal problem may be to blame. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a serious condition affecting millions of people. This progressive disease is caused by harmful oral bacteria that initiate the breakdown of bone around your teeth. It also has the potential to cause damage to other parts of the body, if left untreated.
Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and is caused by plaque induced inflammation around the gum line. Gums that should otherwise be pink will appear red and swollen; you could experience bleeding when you brush or floss. Gingivitis is a reversible condition whereby the bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place have not yet been affected.
If gingivitis is left untreated, the infection may progress to periodontitis. At this stage, the supporting bones and fibers that hold your teeth in place have been irreversibly damaged. Your gums begin to form “pockets,” deep hollow areas around the teeth that retain food, plaque, and bacteria. Tissue is at risk to recede and form gaps between your teeth. Timely treatment is recommended to prevent further bone and tooth loss.
Gum disease is a serious oral concern, and the leading cause of adult tooth loss. It can infect a localized area within your mouth, or your entire mouth. A minimally invasive approach, laser gum disease treatment addresses the cause of gum disease while minimizing incisions to gain access to the periodontal infection and sutures to close treatment sites. With laser gum disease treatment, reestablishing a healthy smile is faster, less painful and more predictable than with traditional methods alone.
Laser gum disease treatment is a minimally invasive treatment alternative designed to to arrest active periodontal infection and restore gum health. Other benefits of experienced with our laser gum disease treatment include:
With laser gum disease treatment, Dr. Anderson specifically targets areas of infection deep below the gum line. She uses the BIOLASE® WaterLase Express™ and Epic X™ for predictable laser gum disease treatment, advanced lasers highly revered for their accuracy and pin-point precision. Our lasers eradicate destructive oral bacteria while gently vaporizing necrotic, diseased tissue. From the formation of a natural blood clot to the stimulation of bone regeneration, laser gum disease treatment is comfortable, safe way to restore gum health after periodontal disease.
A board certified periodontist, Dr. Anderson is dedicated to staying at the forefront of proven technology. She and our talented team are excited to offer you and your family treatment that creates positive patient experiences and exceptional results. Highly trained and skilled in laser gum disease treatment protocols, Dr. Anderson is proud to continually deliver the periodontal excellence for which she is known.
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