Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment in Collegeville Restores Gum Health
Perpetually bad breath isn’t just embarrassing. It may also signal you have gum disease. This serious condition is the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults. The great news is it’s completely treatable, especially with our integrated approach to nonsurgical gum disease treatment.Non-surgical Gum Disease Treatment
Treatment from our Collegeville dentist office will:
- Relieve the infection
- Prevent infection from spreading
- Save your teeth
- Stop bone loss and receding gums, two common results of gum disease
- Position you for lifelong gum health
To improve your gum health and your overall health, call the LANAP and Implant Center at 610-850-9206.
LANAP Treatment Removes Diseased Tissue in One Visit
Our team will detoxify your mouth to remove the bacterial infection using a method called LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure). This is 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.
Compared to traditional gum disease treatment, LANAP is:
- Fast – It can be completed in a single appointment. Our laser removes diseased tissue far more quickly than a scalpel.
- Painless – There is no cutting or stitching involved, so both your procedure and your recovery will be more comfortable.
- Promotes Quicker Healing – Without stitches, you’ll recover more quickly.
Because there is no cutting, no sewing, and no pain with laser gum disease treatment, it’s great for people who get nervous at the dentist.Gum Disease Treatment
In addition to LANAP, other treatment options our specialists may suggest include:
- Enzyme suppression, which involves a medication that prevents your body from breaking down bone and gum tissue
- Antibacterial therapy, which uses antibiotics applied at the infection site to help protect against disease-causing bacteria
- Nutritional therapy, which can reduce your risk factors
Don’t Ignore Gum Disease Symptoms
One of the most common symptoms of periodontal (gum) disease is gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Call us ASAP if you experience this or any of these other symptoms:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
Gum Disease Causes Unhealthy Inflammation
Gum disease is caused by plaque that gets under your gums. Toxins in the plaque cause irritation and infection. Because these toxins cause the gums to go into a chronic inflammatory state, the tissues begins to break down as the body tries to fight the infection. Bone will begin to break down as well. The gums will loosen, and pockets will form around the teeth.
The pockets expose you to even more bacteria and spread the gum disease. Medical research has linked this inflammation to serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory infections, and certain cancers.
To find out if you need nonsurgical gum disease treatment, call 610-850-9206.