Periodontal Disease Treatment – North Grafton, MA
& Bleeding Gums
A lack of oral hygiene cannot only negatively affect your teeth, but your gums as well. Without proper care, they can develop an infection called gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This can cause the soft tissues near the teeth to swell, become sensitive, and bleed easily. Without professional intervention, it can eventually lead to tooth loss! Fortunately, our team can take care of this kind of problem way before it gets to this point. If you or a loved one's gums need help, contact us today to get targeted periodontal disease treatment in North Grafton, MA.
Why Choose Theroux Dental Associates for Periodontal Disease Treatment?
- New, State-of-the-Art Dental Office
- Relaxing, Spa-Like Atmosphere
- Pain-Free Laser Gum Therapy
Scaling & Root Planing
When detected early, gum disease can usually be eliminated using scaling and root planing, also known as a “deep cleaning.” First, all plaque and bacteria are removed from below the gum line, and then the roots of the teeth are reshaped and smoothed. This makes it more difficult for plaque to gather on the teeth, lowering the chance of future infections. It also kickstarts the healing process, allowing the gums to firmly reattach to the teeth.
When treating a patient for advanced gum disease, we can utilize our Biolase soft tissue laser to eliminate bacteria deep below the gum line without having to make incisions, which is the traditional method. This approach is less invasive, more comfortable, and allows us to treat a gum infection with unmatched precision. The laser even cauterizes and sanitizes an area as it works, reducing bleeding, swelling, and post-treatment discomfort to practically zero.