An effective way to prevent tooth loss
Non surgical gum disease treatment
Gum disease that begins with inflammation and bleeding of the gums can over time lead to loss of tooth. It is imperative therefore that you do not avoid early signs of gum disease and have yourself evaluated. Some of the early signs of gum disease include:
- Tender gums
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth, and more.
If your fear is that gum disease will necessarily mean that you will have to undergo surgery, rest assured that prompt treatment could come by way of non-surgical treatments.
Types of Non Surgical Gum Treatments
A lot of gum issues are caused by the deposition of plaque & tartar. Professional dental cleaning involves removal of the plaque and tartar from above as well as below the gum line. Depending upon how prone you are to gum disease, the dentist may recommend professional dental cleaning once in six months. It is important to remember that dental cleanings are pre-emptive measures to keep gum disease at bay. We at Dental Oasis, Family dentistry provides you with the following treatment options for non surgical gum disease.
Scaling and Root Planning
Deep cleaning is an important method that can treat periodontal disease. It involves cleaning between the teeth & the gums and removing the plaque & tartar to help your teeth & gums become healthy again.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria feeding on the plaque & tartar. Antimicrobial therapy goes a long way in slowing down the growth of bacteria. This can be done by either offering pills or mouth rinses. Typically scaling and root planning followed by antimicrobial therapy is seen to deliver positive results.
In certain cases, it will help to reshape the tooth enamel to adjust the bite. In turn, it helps prevent grinding of teeth that can result in tooth loosening. Grinding habit, if present, can also be controlled by wearing a bite guard.
Laser therapy can go a long way in removing both damaged periodontal tissue as well as bacteria. Laser works far quicker as compared to scaling & root planning & the level of discomfort is also less. The healing times are also found to be quicker. As compared to traditional surgery, of course, it is minimally invasive.
The kind of treatment required will depend on the severity of the situation and we are well-placed to advise you of the bespoke treatment that will work well for your condition.
What are some facts to know about Non Surgical Gum Disease treatment?
First things first, if you are afraid that these therapies are painful, you can rest easy. While scaling and planning can cause some discomfort, they are not painful. Typically, your mouth is numbed before the procedure. Also pain relievers in the first 24 hours of the procedure.
Secondly, it is important that you maintain oral hygiene after the procedure. Keep up with your brushing & flossing routine. The dentist may also recommend an antibacterial mouthwash.
Caught early, these non-surgical methods can stop the progress of gum disease. What you will need though is maintenance and care to ensure that the disease does not recur. It is understood that good oral hygiene is imperative for overall oral health. Brushing and flossing daily as well as regular dental cleanings will help you maintain your oral health.
Why choose Dental Oasis Family Dentistry for Non Surgical Gum Disease Treatment in Pleasanton?
With highly trained dentists & endodontists, we have years of experience in offering non-surgical dental treatments. You can rest assured that the entire process of diagnosis, treatment & aftercare is carried out seamlessly.
As a busy professional herself, Dr. Sharda Patel understands and treats every patient with their unique needs. High-quality service, fast yet comprehensive service, flexible scheduling, and your personal comfort are her primary areas of focus! Long lasting patient relationships are the rewards of the Dental Oasis Family Dentistry.
Non Surgical Gum Disease Treatment FAQs
1. What is non surgical gum disease treatment?
Non surgical gum disease treatment controls the growth of harmful bacteria and removes calculus and plaque.
2. What options do I have for non surgical gum disease therapy?
At Dental Oasis, Pleasanton Dentistry; we provide scaling and root planning, antibiotics/antimicrobial therapies, bite adjustment, and laser therapy.
3. Can teeth be saved with periodontal disease?
Yes. However, time is of the essence and therefore gum disease needs to be caught and treated early.
4. Will non surgical gum disease treatment hurt?
You can expect some discomfort. However, non-surgical periodontal treatment does not hurt. Do see the dentist as soon as you spot any symptoms.
5. Will removing teeth get rid of periodontal disease?
Tooth extraction is done as a last resort. Also, extraction of teeth alone cannot save the progress of the disease.
6. Is periodontal disease common?
Yes, a CDC report states that as much as 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of the disease.
7. With periodontal disease how often should I get my teeth cleaned?
Post completion of the treatment, your dentist will suggest regular maintenance cleanings. Typically, these are suggested 4 times a year.
8. When are surgical treatments necessary?
In severe cases, periodontal disease affects the bone & causes tissue recession. Several surgical treatments thus become necessary. Some of them include pocket reduction, gum & bone grafting. Surgery is needed when the tissue around your teeth cannot be repaired with non-surgical options.
9. What are the limitations of non-surgical periodontal therapy?
The risk of recurrence of disease as well as how well deep periodontal pockets can be maintained in the long term, are some of the limitations associated with non-surgical periodontal therapy.
10. What are some of the benefits of laser treatment over traditional surgery?
Some of the benefits include:
- It ensures that no healthy tissue is damaged
- It can regenerate bone & reverse the negative effects of periodontitis
- It is minimally invasive
- There is less pain & discomfort involved
11. Who is a viable candidate for laser treatment (LANAP)?
It is ideal for those who are not eligible for traditional surgery. This includes patients with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, pregnant women & more.
12. Will I need to follow any special instructions after my non-surgical periodontal treatment?
In the days following the treatment you may experience sensitivity in your tooth. The dentist may prescribe sensitivity toothpaste. You may also be advised antibiotics, which you should take as per the dentist’s direction.
13. How much will the non surgical gum treatment cost?
That will depend upon the severity of the disease & the treatment plan that is undertaken by the dentist. An approximate fee could be made available to you on your initial visit. Dental insurance policies often cover periodontal treatment and procedures. You should bring your insurance cards to the appointment.
Book your Non Surgical Gum Disease Treatment appointment now!
Our team will detoxify your mouth to remove the bacterial infection. When you visit our dental office, we will review all the available options with you and create a suitable plan. To restore your gum health call 925 846 4491 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the following button to schedule an appointment with us.
We look forward to caring for your smile!