Four out of five people have gum disease, but many don’t know because the condition is usually painless at first. If you haven’t been for a checkup lately, visit Dental Studio of Pasadena in Pasadena, California. Their experts offer highly effective gum disease treatments, including state-of-the-art laser dentistry. Call Dental Studio of Pasadena to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today before your gum disease leads to tooth loss.
Gum (periodontal) disease attacks your gums and the jawbone that supports your teeth. It develops when plaque (a sticky coating of food debris, saliva, and bacteria) builds up on your teeth.
If you don’t clean off plaque, it hardens into tartar. Plaque and tartar breed bacteria that irritate the gums and damage teeth and bone. Gum disease is the primary cause of lost teeth in the United States.
Research indicates that gum disease increases your risk of severe health problems like:
You might not see any signs of gum disease at first. But as it worsens, your gums become swollen and red. You might notice they bleed when you brush your teeth. Expert treatment at Dental Studio of Pasadena can reverse gum disease and repair the damage it causes.
How your gum disease is treated will depend on how bad it’s gotten.
In the early stages, a thorough cleaning at Dental Studio of Pasadena takes care of the problem. Your dentist removes every trace of plaque and tartar, including below the gumline. Tartar might require deep cleaning with scaling tools.
Your dentist also shows you how to improve your brushing technique to prevent new plaque buildup. Good oral hygiene is vital to avoid further gum disease. You also need to go for regular checkups and dental cleanings.
More advanced gum disease might benefit from Millennium Dental Technologies Inc.’s LANAP® (laser-assisted new attachment protocol) laser dentistry. LANAP removes diseased gum tissue using light energy delivered by the PerioLase® MVP-7™ pulsed laser.
LAPIP® (laser-assisted peri-implantitis protocol) is a similar procedure. It treats gum disease that affects permanent dental implants.
Laser gum disease treatment causes far less pain, bleeding, and swelling than traditional surgical treatments for gum disease. You also make a faster recovery.
You might require a bone graft into your jaw if you have severe gum disease. Your dentist can fit dental implants into the jaw to create an anchor for permanent replacement teeth.
Call Dental Studio of Pasadena to learn more about the benefits of expert gum disease treatment, or book a dental checkup online today.