If your gums have become inflamed or bleed easily, you should be concerned; you might have developed gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease. Eventually, it will turn into periodontitis, and your smile – and your overall health – could be at risk. Fortunately, Dr. Nguyen can thoroughly clean your mouth of harmful buildup with periodontal therapy using a holistic approach to dentistry. Contact us today to schedule an appointment if you notice something wrong with your gums.
When you have severe gum disease, plaque and tartar accumulate on your teeth below the gumline. To give your mouth a chance to recover, we’ll have to remove these harmful substances through a process called scaling. Afterwards, we’ll use root planing to smooth the surface of the teeth’s roots so they can reattach to the gum tissue more easily. This also helps prevent future infections (since bacteria are more likely to build up on rough surfaces).
You need to take good care of your mouth after scaling and root planing, and to that end, we may recommend you make StellaLife® Rinse a part of your daily hygiene routine. The antimicrobial properties in this product will help kill the harmful bacteria that’s left in your mouth following periodontal therapy. This promotes healthy gums and gives you a chance to fully recover from the damage that gum disease has already inflicted in your mouth.
With the LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) protocol, your periodontal therapy will be much more comfortable and less invasive than it would be if we used traditional metal tools. With a precise Picasso+ laser, we can remove areas of infection while leaving healthy tissue alone. This innovative approach will also help your mouth heal quickly after the procedure, and you’ll see much less bleeding due to the laser sealing off any blood vessels that become exposed.
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