General & Family Dentistry
Laser Gum Treatment for Healthy Smiles
The FDA estimates that 75% of all Americans over age 35 have some form of gum (periodontal) disease. Left untreated, gum disease can result in bone, gum, and tooth loss, as well as serious overall health complications. The dentists at Allen Dental Center offer minimally invasive therapy, including laser gum treatment, to eradicate gum disease and keep patients healthy.
A Stealthy Offender
The mildest form of gum disease is called gingivitis. Because few or no symptoms occur with gingivitis, many people don’t know they have it. If your gums are red and swollen, or if they bleed when you brush, then you may be one of the millions of Americans with gingivitis. We treat this form of gum disease with a deep cleaning to remove plaque buildup and bacteria. Proper homecare following treatment keeps gum disease at bay.
If periodontal disease isn’t treated, gum tissue begins to pull away from teeth. Pockets form and become breeding grounds for bacteria. Oral health sustains damage, and overall health is put at risk. To treat advanced gum disease – including the most severe form, called periodontitis – the dentists perform laser gum treatment. The laser’s pinpoint accuracy allows for fast, efficient removal of diseased tissue. You won’t need stitches because the laser seals and sterilizes as it eradicates bacteria and leaves healthy tissue intact. Laser gum treatment is so gentle that most patients don’t require anesthesia.
Don’t delay! Come in for a gum disease assessment and keep your smile healthy and your quality of life strong.
Call Allen Dental Center today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jeff Williams, Dr. Steve Williams or Dr. Brad Wyatt. Residents of Plano, McKinney, Fairview, Lucas, Wylie and surrounding areas rely on our Allen dental office for contemporary, family-friendly dental care.