Gum Treatment

Laser treatment for Periodontal Disease

Our patients get gentle and thorough treatments from our experienced dental hygienist, Kelley.

At Dental Care by Design, Dr. Bischoff, certified dental hygienist Kelly, and the highly-trained assistants use a state-of-the-art, soft tissue laser to provide pain-free, effective treatment for gum disease in any stage. This allows them to thoroughly treat even advanced cases of gum disease without any need for painful surgery.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can adversely affect your overall health. Many patients don’t even realize they have gum disease until the damage is irreversible.

Gum disease can increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, low-birth-weight or preterm babies, and can contribute to blood sugar control problems for diabetics. Additionally, gum disease causes bleeding, swollen gums and tooth loss.

 

Painless, hi-tech laser gum treatment

Gum Treatment Soft Tissue Laser

Dr. Bischoff and his hygienist, Kelley, use the SIROLaser dental laser for gum treatments and laser gum surgery for cases from mild (gingivitis) to advanced (periodontitis).

The laser is used:

  • to kill bacteria

  • to sterilize the area and remove dead and diseased tissue and promote fast healing

  • to improved the attachment of the gums to the tooth

  • to cut down on bleeding and leave gums pinker and healthier

  • to reach isolated areas that don’t respond to traditional treatments

  • to avoid deep cleanings or surgery in some advanced cases

  • for pain-free, thorough deep cleaning, debridement and root planning where needed

Where appropriate, dental antibiotics may be used in conjunction with the laser.

Let Dr. Bischoff and Kelley examine your teeth and gums, and give you a gum treatment plan that is right for you!  With the proper course of treatment, and with the laser and good care, your gums will heal with little or no need for surgical intervention.

Call us at 623-842-1200 to schedule your Complimentary Consultation or click here to request a Complimentary Consultation online.

What is gum disease and what causes it?

Treating Gum DiseaseGum disease is the #1 cause of adult tooth loss in the US!
Gum disease is caused by bacteria in your mouth. In a healthy state, the gums around your teeth are tight, pink, do not bleed when they are gently probed, and there is little space between the gums and the teeth for bacteria to build up.

If the bacteria are not removed effectively, the first stage of gum disease is that your gums can start to bleed and may become red and swollen (gingivitis). This may not be readily visible, especially in between and around the back teeth, but the space between the gums and teeth becomes bigger. The bacteria now have somewhere to hide.

As the space (pocket) deepens, the bacteria change in nature and become more aggressive. Your body starts to fight this infection. The combination of the bacteria and your body's response to them leads to a loss of the bone that supports the teeth. This is periodontal disease or periodontitis (periodontitis — a word that comes from the combination of the smaller words: "per" meaning around, "dont" meaning tooth and "itis" meaning inflammation or infection).

Therefore, the most important thing to do is correctly diagnose the presence and severity of gum disease. We test your gums for signs of gum disease and severity and then an appropriate plan can be made to prevent the spread and progression of the disease.

Symptoms of gum disease

Factors that contribute to gum disease include poor oral hygiene, irregular professional dental cleanings, smoking or chewing tobacco, certain medications, defective fillings, crooked teeth and systemic diseases.
Warning signs of gum disease are:

  • Gums that bleed during tooth brushing

  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth

  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste

  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating

  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

A healthy lifestyle, regular brushing and flossing, and regular visits to the dentist for cleanings are the best way to keep your gums healthy and to avoid gum disease.

 

Call us at 623-842-1200 to schedule your Complimentary Consultation or click here to request a Complimentary Consultation online.

 



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