Gum Disease Treatment – Upper Arlington, OH
Protecting Your Gums from Infection
We want our dental patients to have healthy gums! The best way to prevent gum disease is to invest in a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, which includes brushing in the mornings and evenings, flossing once a day, and rinsing with fluoridated products. However, some cases of gum disease cannot be prevented due to other reasons, such as genetics or dental trauma that prevents proper oral hygiene. More than 80% of American adults have some form of gum disease. Gum disease is so prevalent that it’s also the number one cause of tooth loss in the United States. Keep reading to explore options for gum disease treatment in Upper Arlington, OH.
Why Choose Glamm Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?
- State-of-the-Art Soft Tissue Lasers
- Whole Health Philosophy of Care
- Community-Based Private Practice
Scaling & Root Planing
The earliest stages of gum disease can often be treated with traditional dental cleaning techniques. For more advanced cases, however, scaling and root planing are recommended instead. Scaling focuses on removing plaque and tartar from behind your gum tissue; then root planing is performed to smooth out the roots of your teeth. Not only are the harmful bacteria contributing to gum disease removed, but the smoother tooth roots will have an easier time reattaching to the gums.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Thanks to the latest advancements in dental technology, we now have a more efficient way to treat gum disease. With our dental lasers, we can remove infected gum tissue without harming the rest of your mouth; the beam is very precise and only affects the area it’s directed at. The treatment causes so little discomfort that we typically don’t even need to numb the mouth first, and there will be little bleeding afterward since the laser automatically seals off any blood vessels.