Blood on a toothbrush and in the sink because the patient has gum disease

How We Can Treat Your Gum Disease

December 16, 2020 8:00 am | Published by

Do you see that your gums are red or swollen? Do your gums often bleed when you brush your teeth? Maybe you’ve noticed that you frequently have bad breath even if you haven’t eaten something with a strong odor. All of these are common signs of gum disease, a condition that should be treated as soon as possible before it becomes more severe.

As part of our restorative services at Optima Dental Spa, we offer gum disease treatment. Your exact treatment plan will depend on how developed the gum disease is, which can range from gingivitis to the more serious periodontitis. These are some of the solutions we provide:

Deep Cleaning

A deep cleaning, sometimes known as a scaling and root planing, isn’t like a normal dental cleaning. During this treatment, we scrape away any plaque and tartar that has accumulated deep below the gumline. If left there, that plaque and tartar can cause gum inflammation and infection. Then, we smooth out the tooth root so that the gum can properly reattach to the tooth, making it more difficult for bacteria to get trapped there.

Laser Dentistry

If your gum disease is more advanced, we can also use laser dentistry to remove any inflamed gum tissue. This state-of-the-art treatment is less invasive and promotes quicker recovery than traditional gum surgery. We’re proud to offer this option to our patients as part of our commitment to holistic dentistry.

Gum Contouring

Another service we offer is called gum contouring. As mentioned above, when there are deep pockets between your teeth and gums, it makes you more vulnerable to gum disease. With gum contouring, we reshape and even out your gum line so that the tissue can regenerate and offer better protection against periodontal disease.

Gum Disease Treatment at Optima Dental Spa

If you think you might have gum disease or need help managing your gum disease, we invite you to set up a consultation at one of our dental offices across the Pacific Northwest. During your appointment, we’ll examine the condition of your gums and give you a personalized treatment recommendation. Before long, you’ll be back on your way to a healthy smile!

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