Preserve Your Smile With Gum Disease Treatment in Sterling Heights

If you like your smile, then you should be as concerned about your gums as you are about your teeth. With our gum disease treatment in Sterling Heights, we help patients:

  • Prevent tooth loss
  • Maintain their attractive smiles
  • Fight bad breath
  • Avoid gum recession and bone loss

Dr. Laura Pepa and Dr. Frank Rosner are committed to providing high-quality preventive care so your healthy smile lasts a lifetime. Call us at 586-257-2081 to schedule your appointment at Laser Dental Associates.

We Can Help You Fight Gum Disease

Red, swollen, or inflamed gums and bleeding gums are all signs of gingivitis, an early form of periodontal disease. When left untreated, this can lead to periodontitis. In the advanced stage, you could experience gum recession, sore gums, constant bad breath, and lost teeth.

As part of our general dentistry, our dental professionals will help you keep your smile intact and your mouth as healthy as it can be. If we find signs of gum infection, we can treat it with:

  • Scaling – This is similar to what we do during a dental cleaning and exam, except we go deeper to remove plaque and tartar below your gumline.
  • Root Planing – The next step after scaling is planing, which smoothes the surface of your tooth roots. This makes it harder for bacteria to bond to your roots, and it helps your gums reattach to your teeth.
  • Antibiotics – This follow-up care can kill the remaining harmful bacteria and reduce your risk of reinfection.

To keep you free from discomfort and dental anxiety, we can use The Wand® to deliver anesthetic painlessly and inhaled sedation to keep you from feeling anything. In the case of severe infections, we can refer you to a specialist.

We want all our patients to get rid of plaque buildup, which can lead to inflammation of your gums. By being proactive about your oral care, both with daily hygiene and routine checkups, you can avoid the consequences of periodontal problems.

You deserve friendly service along with professional gum disease treatment. In Sterling Heights, you can find that at Laser Dental Associates. Call 586-257-2081 to keep your smile in shape.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

How long does gum disease treatment take?

The exact length of your treatment will depend on the severity of your gum disease. For most patients, treatment will take about an hour. We’ll “deep clean” around and under your gumline to remove pockets of bacteria, then we’ll smooth your teeth roots to prevent further problems. If you have recurring gum disease, we may need to repeat this treatment every few months.

What are symptoms of gum disease?

In its early stages, there are often no symptoms associated with gum disease. As it progresses, you may notice your gums becoming red, puffy, and painful. Your gums may also bleed when you brush or floss. In its advanced stages, gum disease can even cause your teeth to become loose or fall out.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

Our experienced team will make your gum disease treatment as comfortable as possible. We can numb the area we’re working on with The Wand®, syringe-free local anesthesia that will ensure you don’t feel any discomfort. In addition, we offer inhaled sedation using laughing gas. It will help you fully relax and set your mind at ease.