Gum disease is a common yet often unnoticed dental problem, affecting about half of adults older than 30. At Montrose Dental Specialty in Montrose, California, the experts recognize the significance of early intervention. The practice offers cutting-edge gum disease treatments, including state-of-the-art laser dentistry. It’s committed to preserving your oral health and preventing tooth loss. Schedule a consultation today by phone or book an appointment online today to get gum disease treatment before it leads to severe complications.
Gum disease (or periodontal disease) is diagnosed when infection targets your gums and the jawbone supporting your teeth. The infection usually starts when plaque — a sticky blend of food particles, bacteria, and saliva – accumulates on your teeth.
If not removed, plaque hardens into tartar, causing harmful bacteria that inflame the gums to develop. The infection damages the teeth and eats away at the jawbone.
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. It can trigger systemic issues and contribute to severe health problems like stroke, pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high-risk pregnancies.
Initially, gum disease symptoms often go unnoticed, making regular checkups and early gum disease treatment by the Montrose Dental Specialty team essential. Paying attention to your gum health saves your smile from the perils of gum disease.
Determining how to treat gum disease hinges on its severity. A comprehensive cleaning can effectively treat it in its early stages, called gingivitis. Montrose Dental Specialty’s skilled dental team meticulously eliminates all traces of plaque and tartar, even below the gumline.
In more advanced cases, the team uses scaling tools for deep cleaning. The providers also educate you on proper brushing techniques to prevent plaque buildup and stress the importance of regular checkups and cleanings to maintain your oral health.
Advanced gum disease cases benefit from the revolutionary LANAP® (laser-assisted new attachment protocol) laser dentistry provided by Millennium Dental Technologies Inc.
The PerioLase® MVP-7™ pulsed laser administers light energy to remove diseased gum tissue. Similarly, LAPIP® (laser-assisted peri-implantitis protocol) treats gum disease affecting permanent dental implants.
Laser gum disease treatment ensures minimal pain, bleeding, and swelling compared to conventional surgery, speeding recovery.
In severe gum disease cases, a bone graft could be necessary to strengthen the jaw for dental implants, providing a sturdy anchor for permanent replacement teeth.
Call Montrose Dental Specialty today to schedule your gum disease treatment appointment or comprehensive checkup. You can also use this website to book your visit.