Gum Disease Treatment
Our team at Dentistry on the Ponds is ready and able to treat bleeding gums and other signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Not only is gum disease the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States, but it has also been linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and all sorts of overall medical conditions. Please call our dental office right away if you’re experiencing any swelling, tenderness, redness, or other problems with your gums. That way, we can administer gum disease treatment in our Chanhassen, MN, dental office to preserve your oral and general health!
Scaling & Root Planing
To treat gum disease, we must eliminate the source of the infection – the bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that have accumulated along and below the gumline. This is done with a type of deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. After removing the plaque and tartar deposits (scaling), we carefully reshape the roughened surfaces of the teeth’s roots (root planing), which encourages the gums to heal while reducing the odds of future infection.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Instead of scalpels and other traditional instruments, our dental office utilizes a soft tissue laser for gum disease therapy. With a concentrated light beam, we can precisely remove infected tissue while leaving all of the healthy tissue untouched. The laser emits next to zero heat or sound, making it easy for you to remain comfortable the entire time. What’s more, the laser cauterizes blood vessels and nerves as it works, minimizing any bleeding, swelling, and discomfort afterward.
Are you struggling with repetitive bouts of gum disease that just won’t seem to go away? At Dentistry on the Ponds, our team can offer you Perio Protect to help effectively address the situation. By wearing custom plastic trays and applying hydrogen peroxide medication to your smile, you can target the bacteria underneath the gumline that you couldn’t reach otherwise. You’ll simply put these appliances on for a few minutes a day or more, depending on the severity of your case, resulting in a more comfortable and healthier smile in no time.