Periodontal Treatment From Your Dentist in Wilmington
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a condition that affects the gums and other tissues surrounding the teeth. This condition is quite common, affecting over 47% of adults over the age of 30. While periodontal disease can be caused by a number of factors, including poor oral hygiene practices, tobacco use, and certain medications, it can also be genetic in nature. Individuals who have an imbalance in their body's inflammatory response are more likely to develop periodontal disease due to this predisposition.
While there are a number of symptoms associated with periodontal disease, some of the most common include:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Bad breath
- Gum recession
Patients experiencing one or more of the above should be examined by a dentist to determine if periodontal disease is a concern, as leaving symptoms untreated can lead serious oral health issues such as tooth loss, bone damage, and infection.
How is periodontal disease treated?
There are a number of effective treatments available for treating this disease, including professional deep cleanings, gum grafting, root planning, and laser therapy. While each option offers a variety of benefits, our dentist will assess your unique needs and provide guidance on the treatment(s) that may be best for you.
What is LANAP laser therapy?
A modern technology that utilizes targeted laser light to remove infected gum tissue and stimulate the regrowth of healthy tissues around the teeth, LANAP treats periodontal disease without the need for scalpels and sutures. It also helps patients recover from the chronic infection that accompanies periodontal disease.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, call us today! We’ll arrange a thorough examination and advise you on how to best care for your oral health.
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- Protect your smile
- Prevent tooth and bone loss
- Treat gum recession
- Eradicate oral infection and inflammation
- Keep your mouth healthy for life.