Healthy gums are just as important to your oral health as healthy teeth, if not more so. But almost half of adults over age 30 have gum (periodontal) disease. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and studies have linked it to serious health conditions like ulcers and diabetes. We take gum disease seriously and focus on providing excellent gum disease treatment in Nashua. Our skilled care can:Dr. Kiehl on Gum Disease Treatment Read Transcript
So oftentimes we see patients who perhaps it's been a little while since their last exam and checkup, sometimes time just flies past, and they forget about us. So they'll come back in and they may have some deposits of tartar on their teeth that we need to address above and below the gum line. Our dental hygienists are very good at those procedures. They are able to all administer local anesthesia if the patient's sensitive.
And sometimes we use just a gel anesthesia around the teeth, which works for the majority of patients. That allows them to get in there, give them a thorough cleaning without causing them pain, which is our first concern. So for those patients, typically it might take one or two visits to get the gums healthy again, but usually, they do respond well to that treatment.
And then we try to follow up with them more frequently after that just to make sure that the time doesn't pass again.
- Bring your gums back to health and vitality
- Help prevent tooth loss and other serious oral problems
- Improve your breath
- Restore your confidence to show others a bold and genuine smile
Call Nashua Family Dentistry today at 603-546-7460 to schedule a visit with our team. You’ll find us at 25 Riverside Street, Suite 201 – not far off Everett Turnpike.
Treating Gum Disease Is Comfortable
Dr. James Kiehl includes a gum disease screening during dental exams. In its early stages, we can eliminate gum disease with a thorough dental cleaning.
If a regular dental cleaning doesn’t take care of it, we can use a treatment called scaling and root planing. We will deep clean your teeth and their roots, then smooth your roots to help prevent bacteria from collecting underneath your gumline. To ensure you feel no discomfort, we can numb the area with anesthesia.
If scaling and root planing aren’t enough to take care of your gum disease, we can use a soft-tissue laser to gently sanitize periodontal pockets. This procedure promotes healing and eliminates the cause of the infection without the pain and hassle of surgical procedures with a scalpel.
Advantages of laser dentistry over traditional surgical treatments include:
- Quicker procedure
- Faster healing
- Practically pain-free
Gum Disease Can Lead to Major Problems
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that gets below your gums and creates “pockets” where even more bacteria can collect. As your body tries to fight this infection, it begins breaking down the tissue and bone surrounding your teeth.
You’ll likely have tender, inflamed gums in the early stages of gum disease, called gingivitis. As the disease progresses, it destroys not just tissue but bone. This stage is called periodontitis, and it’s when you can begin losing teeth.
Gum disease treatment in Nashua can restore your smile. Call us today at 603-546-7460 to schedule an appointment for expert care.