Periodontal Disease Treatment Clinton NC

Do you notice a small amount of blood in the sink after brushing or flossing your teeth? If so, you may be suffering from gum disease. Gum disease affects your dental health as well as your overall health and should be treated by a dental professional promptly. The sooner your gum disease is addressed, the more likely we will be able to offer you conservative treatment with a thorough dental cleaning. However, if your gum disease has already progressed too far to be treated with a dental cleaning, we may need to offer you a periodontal disease treatment plan that is personalized to your needs. Learn more about periodontal disease treatment below.

Periodontal Disease Treatments in Clinton, NC

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Clinton, NC

Dr. Jeffrey Hays sees many patients in our Clinton, NC dentist office who are suffering from periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Patients experiencing gum disease may notice the following symptoms. If you experience any of the symptoms below, see your dentist soon for a periodontal screening.

  • Bleeding gums (Gingivitis)
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Bright red gums, or discolored gums
  • Bad breath

The thing to know about gum disease is that it is much easier to treat the earlier that it is addressed. A thorough dental cleaning can usually do the job of treating early-stage gum disease, also known as gingivitis. However, the longer you wait to seek treatment, the more likely it is that you will require more invasive treatment.

Gum Disease Treatment

To treat late-stage gum disease, we will need to perform a thorough cleaning of the deep pockets of your gums to remove any bacteria that have built up along or underneath your gum line. Any infected tissue will need to be removed to completely restore your smile and your dental health. Our office offers laser dentistry solutions to reduce the amount of pain and discomfort during any procedure involving your soft tissues. With dental lasers, the infected tissues are quickly removed. The blood vessels are sealed by the laser, reducing your chances of post-procedure bleeding and encouraging a faster healing time.

If you suspect you are suffering from periodontal disease, please schedule an appointment with Clinton Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Our dental professionals are here to provide exceptional and comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages. We look forward to seeing you soon.