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Time For A Spring Cleaning … On Your Gums?

Time For A Spring Cleaning … On Your Gums?
  • March 13, 2016

There’s nothing quite like that moment when, after an especially hard Winter, you finally throw open the windows to capture the first warm gusts of Spring.

By letting just a little light and some fresh air inside, the effect can be as invigorating as it is unnerving: The world outside is in bloom once again, yet your home is the victim of those chilly months, a residence to clutter and dust bunnies as much as it is to you and your family.

It can be daunting, seeing all of the work ahead of you, but you know how hard it can be to fully enjoy the coming of a season like Spring if you haven’t made room for it by clearing up the debris of Winter. Sometimes, you just have to throw some junk away before you can truly perform a Spring cleaning in your home.

I could say the same thing about your smile – in particular, your gums. Yes, that’s right: Your gums. Much like that box of old National Geographics gathering dust in your basement, your gums are often a second thought at best when it comes to getting proper oral health care.

But failing to throw out a few (dozen?) magazines in your basement or the back of a closet won’t have the same, potentially dangerous consequences as failing to treat gum disease.

For one thing, gum disease threatens more than just your gums. If the bacteria which causes that conditions becomes advanced enough, then it could infect the roots of your teeth, causing them to become loose or eventually fall out. If that happens, then you will need one (or more) restorative dentistry procedures to repair the damage.

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, advanced gum disease doesn’t stop with your mouth. In recent years, study after study have discovered links between the condition and a growing number of serious health problems, including:

 

  • Heart disease
  • Strokes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes

 

And many, many more.

If you or a loved one are currently suffering from gum disease – characterized by bleeding, sore, and receding gums – then you need an experienced hand to eliminate the problem in one pain-free appointment!

 

Curing Gum Disease With Lasers

 

If only cleaning up your house was as easy as this revolutionary treatment!

My practice specializes in the art of laser-aided gum disease treatment. Not just any dentist can pick up a laser and start using it on their patients; it takes time, commitment to continuing education, and a passion for the latest technology to ease or eliminate the pain of my patients.

The way it works is rather simple. The laser itself is finely calibrated to “cut” away any infected tissues. Other dentists will actually use a scalpel for this procedure, which can cause unwanted damage to even the healthy parts of your gums. As a result of the accuracy of our lasers, we’ll only treat the areas that need to be treated, sparing you any extra recovery time in the process.

And speaking of recovery time, the healing process is greatly accelerated when you receive laser gum disease treatment. That’s because only the infected tissues are “burned” away on an almost microscopic scale, resulting in overall less damage to your gums, and a virtually pain-free procedure.

If you have a less advanced form of gum disease, them I have another treatment that also avoids the use of knives and other sharp implements. It’s called planing and root scaling, which is a funny way of saying that I will clean out any hidden pockets of bacteria inside your gum line with a high-pressure stream of water.

 

Getting the Gum Disease Treatment That’s Right For You

 

That’s really what it boils down to: seeking and ultimately receiving the treatment that is going to give you the best possible results with the least amount of pain and cost.

No matter what treatment is right for you, however, you’ll only be adding to your pain and the cost of treatment if you allow your gum disease to flourish, unchecked, inside of your mouth. You must contact me to set up an appointment so I can examine your smile and choose the right procedure to restore health and beauty to your gums.

After all, healthy gums are necessary for healthy teeth, so the longer you what to treat one, the sooner you’ll be dealing with problems with the other.

To make your appointment, I invite you to call me at 603-546-7460, or to click here and request your appointment online.