When we develop gum disease, this could mean uncomfortable symptoms and over time, an increased risk of tooth loss! To treat the disease and enable our team to easily manage it with preventive care, we may suggest laser dentistry. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist will explain how we manage periodontal health with BIOLASE.
The Warning Signs of Poor Gum Health
Poor oral health, such as improper brushing and flossing and diets high in sugar and starch, could mean plaque buildup and irritated gum tissues. When inflammation forms, also known as gingivitis, the tissues could appear redder than usual, and may feel sensitive. As the issue grows more severe than gum disease could form, leading to bleeding as well. If you have sore, red, or bleeding gums then let us know right away so we can reverse gingivitis and prevent the disease. Since there is no cure for gum disease, starting management in the early stages of development prevent complications like worsening discomfort or even adult tooth loss.
Treatment with BIOLASE
When the issue reaches a more severe stage, this could mean the onset of periodontitis and adult tooth loss. At this stage, we need to remove the infected and diseased tissues, which enables healthy tissue to attach to the teeth. To accomplish this, we use the BIOLASE laser, which is a soft tissue laser calibrated to remove disease tissues with accuracy and precision. We don’t need scalpels or sutures, and often the procedure requires no anesthesia. You can likely return to normal activities after only a day or two of rest, and the risk of bleeding and infection is diminished significantly. In just one visit, we can help restore health to your smile!
Managing Your Gum Health
Following your procedure, we can create a treatment plan to properly manage the issue at home and in our office. We will provide instruction for oral health care at home, and suggest a routine cleaning every three to four months to remove buildup and prevent the gums from developing worsening inflammation. If you have any questions about our laser-focused approach to periodontal care or if you experience the warning signs we discussed in today’s blog, then please contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a strong, bright, and healthy smile throughout 2021 and beyond!
Do You Have Bleeding Gums?
A healthy smile means managing periodontal issues or preventing them when possible, preserving the stability and function of your smile. For more information on improving periodontal health at home or with care at our office, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.