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Since childhood, you have always known all the basics of maintaining a healthy smile. You brush your teeth twice daily, floss daily, and visit your dentist annually for checkups and dental cleanings. Besides, you eat healthy foods and steer clear of sugary foods to protect your oral health.
But did you know that gum disease can still creep in despite taking these steps? Periodontal diseases are a piece of the dental health care puzzle, but you don’t have to worry since Walnut Creek Laser Dentistry in Walnut Creek, California, has a solution.
You will immediately seek medical attention if you wash your hand and see them bleeding. But why don’t you do the same when you notice your gums bleeding when brushing? Gum disease is more severe than you think. If left untreated, gum disease can cause teeth loss, deterioration of gums, and other health complications when mouth bacteria seeps into your bloodstream.
Periodontal diseases could be the culprit if you have bleeding gums, chronic bad breath, a receding gum line, and swollen gums. Since gum disease can morph into numerous health complications, visit our practice today to receive the following periodontal treatments.
The initial step in managing gum disease is scaling and root planing to remove tartar and plaque buildup. Besides, this treatment eliminates bacteria from gum pockets. Deep cleaning requires one or more visits, depending on the severity of your gum disease, and is done under anesthesia to reduce discomfort.
Unlike traditional gum disease treatments that use scalpels and sutures, laser dentistry is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special light to disinfect bacteria and remove infected tissue. Other benefits of laser therapy include:
Additionally, we use antibiotic therapy to keep your gum disease in check. Antibiotics could be oral or in the form of an antimicrobial gel inserted in the infected gums.
Besides at-home oral care, you must closely monitor your periodontal health by observing oral care appointments. But in the unfortunate case that gum disease crops up, don’t shy from calling (925) 962-2120 to book an appointment with Walnut Creek Laser Dentistry. Dr. Stephen Eriksen will provide gentle yet effective periodontal treatments to give you a healthy, beautiful smile.