Treating gum disease is essential for maintaining optimal oral health.
Here at Artisan Dental, we understand the importance of prompt and effective periodontal treatment. Our Dental Hygienists will work with you individually to find the safest and most comfortable way to eliminate gum disease.
Initial Gum Treatment
In its earliest stages, gum disease can often be treated with regular dental hygiene visits to our office. In most cases, a visit to our office for a professional cleaning coupled with a more rigorous at-home routine will take care of this form of gum disease.
Additional Treatment Options for Gum Disease
Undiagnosed and untreated gum disease can advance to a more serious infection and subsequent health issues. When faced with a decreased immune system response, more aggressive forms of oral bacteria or underlying health conditions a more advanced form of treatment may be necessary.
In addition to traditional scaling and root planning, our dental hygienists may utilize soft-tissue laser therapy or perioprotect trays for the treatment of advanced gum disease. Both of these therapies minimize the need for surgery and antibiotics in a comfortable way.
Soft-tissue laser therapy offers a number of advantages over older, more invasive treatments including:
- Significant reduction of bacteria below the gum line
- No need for sutures
- Reduced risk of bleeding
- Reduced risk of secondary infection
Perioprotect trays are a comfortable tray delivery of medication where toothbrushes, floss, and rinses cannot reach. you use these trays at home in-between office visits. Visit the perioprotect website for further information: http://www.perioprotect.com/.
We strive to provide the safest, least invasive, and most comfortable options for our patients. We will work closely with you to ensure your periodontal treatment eliminates the problem and restores comfort and health to your smile.