In recent years, many studies have indicated that gum disease, like gingivitis and periodontitis, can lead to severe health issues throughout the body, such as heart attack, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, and more. Fighting gum disease is more important than ever, and there are a few common procedures to help.
- Professional Dental Cleaning
One of the best ways to prevent gum disease is to keep your teeth clean, and one of the best ways to do that is to get a professional dental cleaning regularly. Dental cleaning not only helps to prevent gum disease, but can also keep your smile looking bright as well.
- Scaling and Root Planing
If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease while it is still relatively minor, scaling and root planing can help get rid of it without surgery. By removing the plaque and tartar around the gumline and smoothing the surface of the root, this procedure can help the gums reattach to the teeth, preventing long-term gum damage and tooth loss.
- Dental Surgery
More serious cases of gum disease need to be treated surgically. There are numerous surgical procedures available, and each targets a different issue. Soft-tissue grafts, bone grafts, crown lengthening, pocket reduction, dental implants, and other regenerative procedures are all examples of surgical options that can help get rid of gum disease.
- LANAP Laser Gum Treatment
The LANAP laser gum treatment is becoming more popular every day as an alternative to traditional dental surgery. Some of the advantages of the LANAP laser gum treatment are reduced pain and swelling, reduced recovery time and greater versatility of treatment. LANAP is also the only laser procedure currently approved by the FDA.
These are only the four most common gum disease treatments. For more information on your options for fighting gum disease, or to schedule an appointment, give Colorado Advanced Dentistry a call at (303) 986-9337.
Colorado Advanced Dentistry has over 30 years of experience and can answer your questions. We’ve been successfully using the LANAP procedure since 2006. Read more about our real case histories to learn what we have done for patients in the past and what we can do for you now!
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