Periodontal Disease Treatment – Corpus Christi, TX
Gentle, Precise Care for Bleeding Gums
Gum disease is much more common than you might think. In fact, if you’re over the age of 30, there’s a 50% chance that you already have it to some degree. At first, this condition causes only minor bleeding and swelling, but without treatment, it can lead to tooth loss and even increase the risk of heart disease. Addressing gum disease before that point is crucial, so that’s why we strongly suggest calling Rob Madry, DDS if your gums bleed. Dr. Madry offers multiple forms of targeted periodontal disease treatment in our Corpus Christi, TX dental office.
Why Choose Rob Madry, DDS for Periodontal Disease Treatment?
- Gemini Soft Tissue Laser Promotes Fast Healing
- Advanced Options Available to Repair Smiles
- Compassionate Dentist with 20+ Years of Experience
Scaling & Root Planing
While the early stages of gum disease can be reversed with increased oral hygiene, moderate levels of the condition require more in-depth care. We usually accomplish this via a procedure called scaling and root planing. Sometimes called a dental deep cleaning, scaling entails eliminating bacteria-filled plaque and tartar from along and below the gumline, and root planing involves smoothing down the teeth’s roots. This encourages healing while minimizing inflammation and future infection.
Laser Bacterial Reduction
With laser bacterial reduction, we use a Gemini soft tissue laser to directly target the bacteria that we cannot access even with scaling and root planing. This laser shines a highly focused light beam onto hard-to-reach bacterial deposits. As it destroys bacteria and diseased tissue, it simultaneously heals the gums, resulting in a quick recovery time. The laser bacterial reduction process is quite comfortable and typically only takes five to 10 minutes. Over the next several weeks, your gum tissue will have the opportunity to reattach to your teeth, reducing the areas in which bacteria can gather.