Periodontal Disease Treatment – Chesapeake, VA
Saving More Than Just Your Smile
Symptoms of gum disease range from sensitive or bleeding gums to frequent bad breath and a receding gumline. It’s also the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. While the early signs of gum disease are easy to miss, including red, swollen, or puffy gums, it can eventually lead to serious systemic health problems. Research is increasingly showing that when a person has untreated gum disease, they are almost twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke. Gum disease has even been shown to make controlling diabetes more difficult and has been linked to Alzheimer’s cases. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms described above, please call us right away for periodontal disease treatment in Chesapeake, VA!
Why Choose Troisi Dentistry for Periodontal Disease Treatment?
- Dental Insurance Accepted & Affordable Financing Offered
- Soft Tissue Laser for Safer, More Comfortable Experience
- Dental Team Fluent in Multiple Languages
Scaling & Root Planing
The most common treatment for advanced gum disease is a two-part procedure known as scaling and root planing. First, we use an ultrasonic cleaning instrument to break up the deposits of plaque and tartar that have built up along your gumline and deep in your gum pockets. Then, we smooth out the roots of the teeth, which encourages the gum tissue to reattach to them and begin the healing process.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
By using a laser instead of solely traditional instruments, Dr. Troisi is able to provide gum disease therapy that is more efficient and comfortable. For example, the laser gives her greater precision over the area she’s treating, so she can eliminate bacteria and diseased tissue while leaving your healthy tissue untouched. It also seals off the area almost immediately afterward, reducing the amount of discomfort, swelling, and bleeding after your procedure.
We typically recommend antibiotic therapy alongside scaling and root planing to minimize the harmful bacteria in your mouth. During your procedure, we’ll quickly apply a topical medicine called Arestin to the pockets of your gums. It starts working right away, but it also gradually spreads throughout your gum tissue, targeting bacteria in even the most hard-to-reach sections.
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