Save Your Teeth with Gum Disease Treatment in Ballwin and St Louis, MO
While decay can threaten your teeth, more people lose teeth to gum disease than to cavities. It’s also pretty common; the CDC says more than half of adults have some form of it. That’s why we offer gum disease treatment in Ballwin or St Louis, MO. We look for signs of gum disease during every dental exam. If we find any, we’ll treat it with a special deep cleaning procedure.
Our dentists will:
- Use a laser to keep your treatment quick and comfortable
- Remove bacteria to return your gums to health
- Prevent the breakdown of bone that can result in tooth loss
- Eliminate embarrassing symptoms like bad breath and bleeding gums
We Treat Gum Disease with a Laser to Ensure Your Comfort
Gum disease starts with the formation of plaque, a sticky film filled with bacteria. If not removed, it creates “pockets” below the gumline where more bacteria collects. As the disease progresses, your body tries to get rid of the infection in your gums. As it does, it can destroy the tissue and bone that hold your teeth in place.
If caught in the early stages, we can treat gum disease with scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning treatment during which we remove bacteria below your gums and smooth your tooth roots to make it harder for bacteria to accumulate.
For more advanced cases of gum disease, we use a low-power laser for gentle LANAP treatment. Our laser allows us to remove your damaged gum tissue while not affecting healthy tissue. With no cutting or stitches, LANAP therapy is more comfortable than traditional gum surgery. You’ll heal faster too!
Thanks to our laser, most patients are comfortable and relaxed during our periodontal care treatment. However, if you’re nervous or worried about discomfort, you can receive local anesthesia and/or a mild sedative.