Preserve Healthy Teeth And Gums With Periodontal Treatment
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a common dental issue affecting the gums and supporting structures around the teeth. It can lead to serious oral health problems, including tooth loss. At Milford Family Dental in Milford, we offer effective treatments to combat gum disease and restore oral health.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is caused by plaque and bacteria buildup along the gumline. The initial stage, known as gingivitis, is characterized by inflamed and bleeding gums, loose teeth, and bad breath. If left untreated, it progresses into periodontitis, where the infection spreads and damages the gums, ligaments, and bones supporting the teeth.
How is gum disease treated?
Periodontic treatments aim to halt the progression of gum disease, restore gum health, and prevent tooth loss. Common treatment approaches include scaling and root planing, where our dental professional removes plaque and tartar buildup from the tooth surfaces and roots. In more severe cases, surgical procedures may be necessary to repair damaged tissues and regenerate lost bone.
What is LANAP laser treatment?
LANAP is a great option if you're looking for an alternative to traditional surgery. This procedure offers several benefits, such as minimal discomfort, reduced bleeding, and faster healing time. LANAP is a minimally invasive technique that uses a dental laser to treat gum disease. The laser's precision ensures that only infected tissue is targeted while healthy tissue remains intact. Additionally, the laser's energy promotes the regeneration of bone and gum tissue, which stimulates the body's natural healing response. Compared to traditional surgery, LANAP typically requires a shorter recovery period, allowing patients to return to daily activities with minimal disruption.
If you suffer from gum disease, don’t hesitate to contact us today and book your appointment. Our friendly and dedicated team is here to help you achieve optimal oral health.
Contact Milford Family Dental About Periodontal Treatment Today!
- Freshen bad breath (halitosis)
- Prevent possible tooth loss
- Curtail the spread of infection
- Eliminate plaque and tartar build-up
- Prioritize your oral health!