Gum Disease Treatment – Castle Rock, CO
Strengthening the Foundation of Your Smile
While your teeth certainly matter a lot when it comes to your dental health, the foundation of your smile is extremely important. While your gums and the underlying bone can’t develop cavities, they can fall prey to an infection called gum disease, which is actually the most common dental problem in the world. At Smile Castle Rock, we use tried and true methods and the latest dental technology to tackle this problem and put a stop to it with gum disease treatment in Castle Rock.
Why Choose Smile Castle Rock for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Fast & Effective Laser Gum Treatment
- Highly Experienced Team of Dental Experts
- Thorough Gum Exams at Every Checkup
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is similar to a routine dental cleaning except that it solely focuses on the gum line and roots of the teeth. It’s usually the first line of defense for someone with gum disease, as it involves removing the bacteria-filled buildup that is the root cause of the infection. We also smooth out the roots of the teeth, which decreases the chances of future buildup while also giving the healing process a potent boost.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
If a patient has a moderate to severe case of gum disease, rather than performing surgery like other dental offices, we can use a highly advanced laser to eliminate both tartar and infected tissue. Concentrated light energy essentially evaporates anything we don’t want in the mouth while sanitizing and cauterizing the area. The laser is extremely precise, requires minimal healing time afterward, and most patients describe feeling almost nothing during the procedure.
While our in-office treatments can help a lot with gum disease, ongoing care at home is extremely important as well. In addition to consistent brushing and flossing, we can help a patient lower their long-term risk with antibiotic therapy, which may involve applying a topical solution to the gums or simply having them use a prescribed mouthwash throughout the day. This helps take care of the bacteria hidden deep in the gum tissue that is impossible to reach otherwise.