Invest in Your Gum Health
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is an infection that starts out rather mildly – you might experience some light bleeding when brushing and flossing, or maybe your oral tissue looks a little too red and swollen. However, untreated cases can quickly grow into dangerous infections that threaten your oral health and wellbeing, causing bone deterioration, lost teeth, and more. At Smile Artisans, preventing and treating gum disease is a crucial part of our preventive approach. Dr. Gutierrez offers several therapy options that can banish harmful bacteria and leave your mouth feeling refreshed.
If you’re experiencing bleeding gums, don’t hesitate to contact our Cypress location today. We’d like to see you for an appointment as soon as possible and make your oral health our number one priority.
How Do You Treat Gum Disease?
There are several options, and our recommendations will depend on the current severity of your unique case. They include:
- Scaling & Root Planing – scaling and root planing is a two-tiered cleaning that is ideal for treating mild to moderate cases of gum disease. The first step is the “scaling” portion, which consists of the removal of plaque accumulation and bacteria from underneath the patient’s gum line. Then, the “root planing” portion involves our team carefully smoothing the rough surfaces of tooth roots, which are likely targets for the infection. By caring for these areas in a thorough fashion, our goal is to minimize your risk of serious symptoms in the future.
- Soft Tissue Laser Therapy – When a case of gum disease has become more advanced, soft tissue laser therapy is the proper treatment method before surgery is a necessity. Using this state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Gutierrez will precisely remove diseased tissue from the mouth and stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue in its place. Better yet, the procedure is comfortable and comes with minimal symptoms and an accelerated recovery period.
- Antibiotic Therapy – This technique can be combined with two previous treatment plans to maximize their effectiveness. We will administer medication to the patient that is designed to target any remaining infectious bacteria and eliminate them from the gum pockets.