Periodontal Care Advanced/Non-Surgical
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) can happen to anyone and many patients may not even show any symptoms before the disease has progressed. We offer a wide range of periodontal care options to help reduce the effects of gum disease as well as prevent potential problems from arising later on. By using the most advanced technology available, we are able to provide you with excellent care in addition to minimising any potential discomfort. We can help you improve your oral health through high quality teeth cleanings, laser periodontal treatment, nutritional supplementation and correct oral hygiene advice. These preventative treatments can help avoid possible tooth loss and severe overall health issues that gum disease can cause.
What is Periodontal Disease?
When bacteria gets into your gums, it begins to cause plaque and tartar buildup. Your gums will typically appear red and swollen or puffy and will often bleed easily. This signals the early stages of gum disease, also known as gingivitis. If the disease continues to progress, your teeth may become damaged and weakened, leading to loose teeth, tooth loss and even bone loss. You may also notice gum recession. If the condition is left untreated, it can lead to more serious, even life-threatening health risks. It is important to have a regular dental exam for this reason. Even people with the most diligent flossing and brushing habits can potentially develop gum disease.
The Paddington Dental Surgery treats gum disease using tried-and-true periodontal care procedures in addition to advanced laser technology. Our treatments include:
Scaling and Root Planing – plaque and tartar in deep pockets along the gum line will be removed non-surgically for improved gum health. After a thorough deep cleaning, the roots are smoothed in an effort to prevent future bacteria from attaching. We will then use our laser to seal the gums, which can speed up your recovery process and limit any pain that you may feel after the procedure.
Benefits of Laser Treatments
In lieu of traditional dentistry, many patients prefer laser periodontal treatments because of the very distinctive benefits:
- Less bleeding and swelling after surgery
- No stitches or sutures required
- Virtually painless
- Faster recovery times
- Less risk of infection
- Procedure times shortened
- Longer lasting results in many cases
For more information on dental care or if you’d like to make an appointment, please contact us today.