Have you ever noticed your gums bleed when you brush or floss? While this may not seem unusual, it can be a sign of the first stage of gum disease, especially if your gums also appear red or swollen. Gum disease begins quietly, but can quickly lead to more serious complications affecting the gums, teeth, and jaw bone. A progressive disease, gum disease is characterized by a buildup of toxin-releasing plaque and tartar that infect and inflame the gum tissue. Gums will begin to pull away from the teeth, creating more space for accumulation of bacteria. Over time, gum disease not only affects the aesthetics of the teeth and smile, but causes serious oral health concerns, severe damage to the gum tissue and bone, the possibility of tooth loss, and even a risk for bacteria spreading to the bloodstream and throughout the body.
To restore your health, we offer REPAIR Perio™ laser gum disease treatment, a minimally invasive alternative to traditional osseous surgery. By eliminating the need for sutures and incisions, we are able to provide patients with a safe and effective gum disease treatment experience that is so comfortable, sedation or numbing agents are rarely required! We conveniently provide laser gum disease treatment, along with scaling and root planing and periodontal maintenance, at our North Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Hudson locations.
We use the BIOLASE® Waterlase dental laser in our offices, one of the most favored technologies in laser dentistry for its capabilities with soft tissue services, including gum disease treatment. As trained clinicians, we use this technology to create exceptional and personalized experiences for our patients by improving convenience of care, reducing pain and recovery time, and restoring the health and beauty of their unique smiles in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Our gum disease treatment is tailored and precise, helping you return to better oral and overall health quickly and safely. If you require gum disease treatment, we will create a custom treatment plan, including routine periodontal maintenance to deep clean your teeth every 3-4 months once initial treatment is complete.
Osseous surgery and laser gum disease treatment are virtually opposite in nature. Where osseous surgery requires scalpels and incising gum tissue, dental lasers are able to target and destroy bacteria without harming healthy gum tissue. Invasiveness of surgery is greatly reduced, helping patients feel comfortable during treatment and recover faster.
Laser gum disease treatment is highly effective at eliminating harmful bacteria in the mouth in a way that provides a comfortable and virtually painless experience. In most cases, we begin gum disease treatment with non-surgical scaling and root planing, which removes plaque and tartar buildup on teeth from above and below the gumline and smooths the tooth roots for healthy reattachment of the gum tissue. More severe cases of gum disease require more complex care and traditionally, this was through osseous surgery. Today, we can provide gum disease treatment without needing to incise gum tissue with scalpels. Using our dental laser technology, we are able to eradicate bacteria, sterilize the treatment site, cauterize the gum tissue, reduce pocket depth around the teeth, and promote faster, safer healing, without harming healthy gum tissue or the need for lengthy recovery times!