Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can develop when bacteria builds below the gum line. Three out of four Americans have some level of periodontal disease, but only 3 out of 100 will receive treatment before it’s too late!
At Aspen Ridge Dental, we use advanced scientific methods to diagnose and treat gum disease so you can smile without pain all the time.
We are Central Wyoming’s premier dentistry for the treatment of periodontal disease and have been serving the communities of Casper, Douglas, and beyond for over 20 years. We are proud to contribute our time-tested expertise in periodontal treatment and prevention to help meet your individual needs.
Gum Disease Prevention
Gum disease treatment can be critical in the early stages because it can often lead to more serious issues in your mouth as well as other parts of your body. Gum disease is a sneaky condition that is often painless until it progresses into the advanced stages of periodontitis, which is why regular dental checkups are important to maintain good oral health. Periodontitis is the leading reason for adult tooth loss. It also causes jawbone deterioration, gum recession, and a prematurely aged appearance.
There are two main phases of gum disease:
- Gingivitis—the mildest form.
- Periodontitis—the destructive form.
Early treatment of gingivitis is more comfortable and affordable than the surgical treatment of periodontitis.
Causes of Periodontal Disease
A great way to prevent gum disease is to avoid the causes in the first place. Usually, gum disease is caused by a lack of oral hygiene and proper nutrition.
Make sure you are brushing and flossing every day. When you brush, angle the toothbrush away from your gums to not irritate, cut, or wear away your gums.
Also, watch your diet, and stay away from extremely sugary foods. When you eat, food mixes with saliva in your mouth and sometimes gets stuck to your teeth. The sugars in your food attract bacteria, which then infect your teeth and gums.
Laser Periodontal Treatment
The latest gum disease therapy methods are surprisingly pain-free. At Aspen Ridge Dental, we use laser therapy as gum disease treatment. The laser evaporates the diseased tissue and interrupts the bacterial destruction of the tissues and bones.
After a few easy laser gum disease treatment sessions, the gum pocket will heal and you will regain normal function. This new laser therapy allows for faster recovery with less swelling and bleeding.
No More Hygiene Program
We also use the innovative “No More Hygiene” program that uses the most clinically advanced protocol for effectively diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. By implementing the science between the oral-systemic connection, and addressing your specific concerns, we can provide gum disease treatment that is both effective and conservative.
Instead of using hygiene protocols like scaling and root planing like most practices, Aspen Ridge Dental is on top of the science and uses amazing technology to treat the cause of gum disease.
OralDNA Periodontal Treatment
The “No More Hygiene” approach encourages looking at the whole body, not just the mouth. It uses OralDNA to identify the type of bacterial infection.
OralDNA involves swabbing the oral mucosa to gather information about your type of periodontal disease. This painless test allows us to determine which strains of bacteria live in your mouth. OralDNA results in the most accurate gum disease treatment that is tailored to your unique oral health needs.
Once we know what type of bacteria are in your mouth, we can start modular therapy! This process involves making some custom dental trays that are fitted to your mouth. We’ll also prescribe some antimicrobial medications and solutions that you’ll take home. You’ll fill the trays with the medicated solution and wear them for a prescribed amount of time.
You’ll come to see us several times throughout your treatment so we can check on your progress and increase the potency of the treatment.
Treat Your Gums for Better Total Health!
There is an undeniable link between periodontal disease and threatening whole-body health conditions. Gum disease raises the risk of heart attack, diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. At Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper, we are serious about gum disease treatment, and provide the most advanced treatment to ensure stellar results.
Gum Disease Treatment FAQs
What is Periodontal Treatment?
Periodontal treatment refers to the various procedures and therapies aimed at addressing gum disease and its associated symptoms. This treatment focuses on preventing progression of the disease, repairing damaged tissues, and restoring oral health.
How do I know if I need Periodontal Treatment?
If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease such as swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth, or changes in your bite, it’s essential to schedule a dental examination promptly. During your appointment, your dentist will assess the health of your gums and recommend appropriate periodontal treatment if necessary.
What are some common periodontal treatments?
Common periodontal treatments include scaling and root planing, which involve deep cleaning of the teeth and roots to remove plaque and tartar buildup below the gumline. In more advanced cases, surgical interventions such as flap surgery or gum grafting may be required to repair damaged tissues and promote gum tissue regeneration. Your dentist will tailor the treatment plan to address your specific needs and the severity of your condition.
Can periodontal treatment prevent tooth loss?
Yes, periodontal treatment can help prevent tooth loss by addressing the underlying cause of gum disease and preventing its progression. By removing plaque and tartar buildup, reducing inflammation, and promoting gum tissue healing, periodontal treatment can stabilize the teeth, reduce the risk of tooth loss, and improve overall oral health. However, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene habits and attend regular dental check-ups to ensure the long-term success of treatment.
Don’t Wait! Schedule Today!
Poor gum health can have catastrophic effects on the rest of your body. Don’t let your gum disease get worse. Seek treatment today at Aspen Ridge Dental. Schedule an appointment, and enjoy a painless treatment that will bring health back to your smile.