5 Effective Gum Disease Treatments for A Healthier Smile

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As a busy person with a busy life, you may not think about your gum health very often. Unless that is, you’re experiencing tenderness, swelling, or even bleeding gums. These are all signs of gum disease, or periodontal disease, which is one of the most common dental problems worldwide. If gum disease is a concern, there are a variety of effective treatments to help prevent and treat gum disease.

At Dental Partners of Boston, we specialize in periodontics and gum disease therapy. Our Periodontist, Dr. Sergio Guzman, has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating gum disease using the latest techniques and technologies.

LANAP: A Better Way to Treat Gum Disease

One of the most effective treatments for gum disease is LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure). This innovative procedure uses a special laser to remove diseased tissue and promote the growth of healthy tissue, without the need for invasive surgery. LANAP is a minimally invasive procedure with a quick recovery time, making it an ideal choice for patients with mild to moderate gum disease.

Gum Grafting for Advanced Gum Disease

For more advanced cases of gum disease, gum grafting may be necessary. This procedure involves taking tissue from another part of your mouth and grafting it onto your gums to cover exposed roots and restore your gum line. Gum grafting is a highly effective treatment that can help prevent tooth loss and improve the overall health of your gums.

Gum Debridement for Plaque and Tartar

If you have a buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth and gums, our doctors may recommend gum debridement. This involves removing the buildup using special tools and techniques to help prevent the progression of gum disease.

Pinhole Gum Surgery Is Less Invasive

Another innovative technique for treating gum disease is the pinhole surgical technique. This minimally invasive procedure involves making a small hole in your gums and using specialized instruments to reposition your gum tissue. The pinhole surgical technique is a highly effective treatment for gum recession and can help restore your gum line and prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.

Pocket Reduction Surgery To Prevent Tooth Loss

For patients with deep pockets between their teeth and gums, pocket reduction surgery may be necessary. This procedure involves removing the bacteria and tartar from deep pockets and repositioning the gum tissue to create a shallower pocket. Pocket reduction surgery is an effective treatment for advanced gum disease and can help prevent tooth loss and improve the health of your gums.

Dental Implants Restore Your Smile

Finally, for patients with missing teeth as a result of gum disease, dental implants are an excellent option for restoring your smile and improving the function of your teeth. Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone and topped with a crown or bridge. They look and function just like your natural teeth and can last a lifetime with proper care.

If you’re experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding or swollen gums, bad breath, or loose teeth, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sergio Guzman at Dental Partners of Boston. Dr. Guzman can evaluate your gums and recommend the best treatment option for your unique needs.

Don’t wait any longer to take care of your gum health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Guzman and take the first step toward a healthier, more beautiful smile.

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