Gum Disease treatments at Go Natural Dentistry, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bleeding, sensitive, or swollen gums are clinical signs of periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease is a serious condition that is a threat to patients’ oral health. If gum disease is left untreated, it can result in receding gums, tooth loss, and bone loss. Periodontal disease has been linked to a number of serious immunological conditions including strokes and heart disease. Anyone who notices gum sensitivity, bleeding gums, swollen gums, or chronic bad breath might be suffering from gum disease, and should seek help promptly.
Diabetic patients are at a higher risk for periodontal disease. This can cause harmful, serious problems for those who have Diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, you may have periodontal disease and should contact Dr. Cintron right away to receive proper dental care and treatment.
The 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque buildup. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis includes swelling, sensitivity, and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized by irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage, but at this stage, the results are not reversible. Advanced periodontitis is when the fibers and bones supporting the teeth are destroyed. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen. Teeth may have to be removed depending on how advanced the disease has become and if treatments are not effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pick up a brochure or ask your dentist today.
At Go Natural Dentistry, we are able to identify the signs of periodontal disease early and provide the necessary treatment promptly. The sooner periodontal disease is treated, the easier and effective it is to protect and restore your oral health. We have created a treatment program for soft tissue management for all patients, whether or not they are at risk for periodontal disease. One of the benefits of our laser periodontal treatments is that we can reduce the bleeding, swelling, and gum discomfort.
Laser treatment for periodontal disease is a non-surgical, simple procedure
- First, our dental team will detoxify the patient’s teeth, both in between the teeth and below the gum line.
- Next, the team cleans the area. The bacteria causing the condition are flushed out using a special antimicrobial medication.
- After the patient’s teeth have been detoxified and the medicine has been applied, our team helps the patient maintain and take care of the teeth so that the periodontal disease cannot progress.
- The dental team arranges a schedule with the patient for periodontal disease maintenance.
Our laser treatment for periodontal disease is completely comfortable, pain free, and it is easy for the patient. The treatment is a safe and effective solution for those who have been suffering from this condition. At Go Natural Dentistry, we love all of our patients as if they were our own family members and we strive to preserve smiles and keep them completely healthy in a biocompatible way.