Gum Disease Treatment & Gum Contouring
Gum disease also is known as periodontal disease — an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, but patients don’t know they have the disease until damage has been done. Schedule your appointment with us so our dentists can regularly check for early signs of gum disease.
If your gum line is uneven or is overly exposed, you might be tempted to hide your smile with friends or in photos. Our team uses laser dentistry to sculpt your gum line in a less invasive way that will show off your pearly whites.
Gum disease is caused by a build-up of plaque (a sticky form of bacteria that forms on the teeth). If the plaque is not removed by flossing, brushing, and regular dental checkups, it will continue to build up and create toxins that can damage the gums. Periodontal disease forms just below the gum line, and creates small pockets that separate the gums from the teeth. Make sure you have regular appointments with us to monitor your teeth for gum disease.
Treatments for gum disease can vary depending on the severity of each individual case. Typical treatments might include:
- Non-surgical treatments, including at-home periodontal trays, scaling, and root planning (deep cleaning)
- Periodontal surgery and laser gum surgery
- Dental implants