Traditional Gum Disease Treatment Explained

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We’ve already provided two blogs this month that address gum disease in some way or another to help patients stay informed during National Gum Disease Awareness Month in February. If you think that you may be showing signs of a periodontal problem and want to find out if a traditional gum disease treatment could improve your oral health, call Nashua Family Dentistry at 603-546-7460.

We offer a wide range of general dentistry treatments and much more at our Nashua, NH dentist office because we want to give patients the convenience of getting all the dental procedures they need done under one roof. In the vast majority of cases, we can provide the services you need and want in one location so you won’t have to waste time going from one specialist to the next.

By staying on top of your oral hygiene at home, visiting us regularly for dental cleanings and exams, and addressing oral health troubles as early as possible, you may just be able to:

  • Prevent a small problem from becoming a bigger and more expensive one down the road
  • Maintain and even improve your good oral hygiene situation
  • Avoid tooth loss and other serious issues in the future
  • Feel more confident when smiling because you won’t have to worry about obvious damage
  • Keep your teeth strong and healthy so you can enjoy your meals more and digest food better, improving your overall health

In the majority of cases, dental insurance will cover at least part of the cost of a gum disease treatment. We work with most dental insurance companies, but to find out for sure if we take yours, give us a call.

Because we know many patients don’t have dental insurance and may be feeling stressed about covering the cost of dental treatments they need, we accept a variety of payment options, including third-party financing from CareCredit, Lending Club, and Compassionate Finance.

We also make scheduling a little bit easier for you by offering some morning hours that a lot of other dentists don’t. Monday through Friday, you can book an appointment with us starting at 8:00 a.m., allowing you to get your treatments done before you really need to start your day.

Visit Us For A Time-Tested Gum Disease Treatment

Earlier this month, we wrote about addressing gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, using soft tissue dental lasers. We offer a few options for treating periodontal problems because we know that every case is unique and may require a specialized approach.

To determine the best course of action for your particular case, we will assess your situation very thoroughly before we determine the treatment method. That said, unless your gum disease is somewhat advanced, there’s a good chance that you won’t necessarily require treatment using a soft tissue laser.

So long as we believe your periodontal troubles can be addressed in this way, we will likely use two special techniques to perform your gum disease treatment.

First, we will use a special tool that fits between your gumline and your tooth roots to clean away any tartar and plaque buildup on your tooth roots. This technique, called scaling, allows us to remove the bacteria that is irritating your gums, leading to inflammation and other serious problems.

Then, we will use a slightly different instrument to smooth out the surface of your tooth roots. This may not sound like a necessary step, but actually, by smoothing out your roots, we’ll be able to decrease the likelihood that bad bacteria will collect their again anytime soon. This method is called root planing.

Depending on your particular case of gum disease, we may use some combination of scaling, root planing, and laser dentistry to remove the infected tissue and promote healing. So you’ll know what to expect, we will discuss what we are going to do before we do it. Unless, of course, you’d rather not know.

To give you a clear idea of what we are talking about, we can use our intraoral camera to give you a close-up view of your teeth and gums. And, as always, you can and should feel comfortable asking us any questions that you have.

To ensure your comfort during your visit, we offer various comfort options, like pillows, blankets, and relaxing music.

Get your healthy smile foundation back by visiting Nashua Family Dentistry for a gum disease treatment. Call 603-546-7460, stop by our Nashua, NH dentist office in person, or use our simple online form to book!

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