Nothing is more embarrassing than perpetually stinky breath. No matter what you eat, how often you brush, or how many mints you pop, your breath still repels. Bad breath is just one symptom of a much larger issue of gum disease. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to the loss of your teeth.
The great news is that gum disease is completely treatable, especially with our integrated approach. You’ll receive relief from your infection, and we’ll set you up for lifelong gum health.
A: Gum disease is a spectrum of levels of infection. When it begins, you won’t even notice it, but it always starts the same way. Plaque gets under your gums, and the toxins in the plaque will cause irritation and infection. Because these toxins cause the gums to go into a chronic inflammatory state, the tissues will actually begin to break down as the body tries to fight the infection. Bone will begin to break down as well. The gums will loosen, pockets around the teeth will form, and these pockets will expose you to even more bacteria and spread the gum disease.
A: Symptoms of gum disease include:
A: Several different risk factors can make you more likely to develop periodontal disease, but these risk factors can make you especially sensitive to periodontal disease:
A: In one single painless office visit, our team will detoxify your mouth to remove the bacterial infection using a method called LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure). We will use several passes of the only FDA-approved laser protocol for treating gum infections to remove harmful toxins, which elicit your body’s natural response to destroy bone and gum tissue. Using the dental laser, we can encourage actual tissue regeneration.
Traditional periodontal disease treatment cuts away the infected tissues. The periodontist then stitches the tissues up. LANAP for gum disease treatment is different. Instead of cutting away tissue and sewing you up, the laser is used to painlessly remove diseased tissue and promote healing without the use of stitches. Laser gum disease treatment is no cutting, no sewing, and no pain! It’s great for people who get nervous at the dentist.
Other treatment options that may be suggested include:
A: To schedule an appointment, please contact our team. You can reach our Collegeville office at 610-228-4366 and our Williamsport office at 570-505-6908. You can also send us a message using our online contact form. We will be happy to help.
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