Gum tissue is an incredibly important oral structure for many reasons. Without healthy gum tissue, your teeth don’t have a reliable foundation to stay in place or transfer nutrients. According to Dr. Renkuntla, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. If your gums feel tender, sensitive or painful, you can start gum disease treatment at our dental office! Once gum tissue is lost, it won’t grow back. However, with our detailed gum therapy, we can stop the loss of additional gum tissue and maintain your oral health. Contact our dental office to get started with gum disease treatment in Saginaw!
The gold standard for gum disease therapy is scaling and root planing, a detailed treatment designed to stop the symptoms of gum disease from getting worse. We start by removing infected tissue and plaque from above and beneath the gum line via scaling. This is followed by root planing, which is the process of smoothing out the tooth roots so they can more effectively reattach to existing teeth. Both work to reduce inflammation and recession in gum tissue, and thanks to our dental office’s soft tissue laser technology, your treatment is sure to be more comfortable.
Since scaling and root planing takes multiple appointments to complete, typically every three to four months, our dental office wants to help accelerate the healing process necessary to complete treatment. This is done through antibiotic therapy, which promotes healing of gum tissue in between routine visits. After providing LDA, or locally delivered antimicrobials, we’ll ask you to come back after a few months so we can continue the healing process. It only takes a few minutes to perform and is proven to stop existing gum disease in its tracks.