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Gum Disease Treatments - DERRY, NH

How Healthy are Your Gums?

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The Importance of Proper Gum Health

Over half of the U.S. population has some form of gum disease. Improper hygiene routines, crowded teeth, genetic factors, and tobacco use can all lead to gum disease. Although common, many are unaware they have it or let it go untreated until it leads to serious and long-term effects. Stroke, heart disease and some forms of cancer have all been connected to untreated gum disease. However, with the proper care, we can save even the most swollen and sensitive gums with comprehensive gum disease treatment in Derry, NH.

Signs of Gum Disease

  • Tender, inflamed and/or bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Unrelenting, persistent bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth and gums
  • Teeth that are loose and/or falling out
  • Deep pockets around your teeth

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What to Expect from Our Gum Disease Treatment

We offer comprehensive care so every age and every concern can be treated at one office, by one team. That doesn’t stop at gum disease. Before any treatment plan is created, we consider the whole patient; your good and bad habits, medical conditions, etc. We take our time during your consultation and make sure to look out for signs of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, during every hygiene visit. Investing in our patients’ care just starts here, though. We’ve also adopted advanced technology including a dental laser to offer truly minimally invasive solutions whenever possible. If you’re feeling anxious, we provide custom sedation solutions to put even the most fearful at ease. Review our gum disease treatment solutions below and come in for your tailored treatment plan!

Our Gum Treatment Options

Scaling and Root Planing
A non-surgical treatment, scaling and root planing is a two-part deep cleaning. Scaling removes the plaque and tartar above and below the gumline, while root planing smooths out the roots of your teeth and helps your gums reattach. This rids your smile of infection, but you may still need to return for regular periodontal maintenance visits.
Periodontal Maintenance
To keep gum disease away, regular periodontal maintenance is essential to maintaining oral health. In order to stop any periodontal pockets from returning, periodontal cleaning every 3-4 months remains necessary, especially if you recently had osseous surgery.
Osseous Surgery
After gum disease has advanced to advanced periodontitis, deep pockets harboring bacteria can reach your bone and lead to bone degradation. Osseous surgery, or ‘flap’ surgery, involves cutting a section of the gums to have easier access to these deep pockets. Hardened plaque, or calculus, is removed and bone is reshaped to help restore oral health; some cases might require the addition of bone grafting material.
If you have severe damage to your gums because of gum disease, a gingivectomy will help eliminate the bacteria. We’ll remove the infected tissue and reduce any periodontal pockets that have formed between the teeth and gums, restoring the health and aesthetics of your gums.
Laser Gum Therapy
A minimally invasive solution, we use a dental laser to remove tartar and hardened plaque in each periodontal pocket often without the need for scalpels and sutures! Using a dental laser, we’re frequently able to treat a greater area at one time, limiting the number of visits. Laser gum therapy also leads to less swelling, faster recoveries and more effective results.
Peri-Implantitis Treatment
When infection occurs around a dental implant, it can have similar effects, including bleeding, swollen and tender gums as well as bone loss. If left untreated, it can even lead to failing dental implants. In order to save your implant and prevent unnecessary surgery, we offer peri-implantitis treatment with and without a laser. Our team will precisely remove infection, protect the security of your implant and save your smile!

Don’t Wait to Restore Your Gum Health

Receive the custom care you need.