Periodontal Treatments in Westerville, OH
When you visit our office for a dental exam, we don't just look at your teeth, we also make sure your gums are in good condition. Healthy gums are an important part of maintaining good oral health. Dr. Sean Abidin and Dr. Vanessa Cao can provide periodontal (gum) treatment to get your gums in tip-top shape. If you're concerned about your gum health or think you may have gum disease, our dedicated team is equipped to take care of you!
Signs of Gum Disease
Gum disease presents itself in stages; it starts off as gingivitis and progresses towards periodontitis. The sooner we can provide gum disease treatment, the better. Since gum disease doesn't necessarily cause pain, you may be wondering what signs to look out for. Here are some of the most common symptoms of periodontal disease.
- Red or swollen gums
- Sore gums
- Bleeding gums (when you brush or floss)
- Gum recession
- Pockets between your teeth and gums
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. Our team can examine your gums and recommend a treatment plan that's right for you.
Types of Gum Disease Treatment
There are many ways to treat gum disease, and your individual treatment plan depends on how severe your periodontal disease is. During your consultation, we'll provide a recommendation based on your unique needs.
- Deep Cleaning — A deep cleaning for periodontal disease is also known as scaling and root planing. Our deep cleaning removes built-up plaque and bacteria around or below the gum line. Then, we'll smooth and reshape the surface of your tooth roots to prevent bacteria from getting underneath the gums in the future.
- Laser Gum Treatment — Laser gum treatment is for more advanced stages of gum disease. The laser can precisely target and remove infected gum tissue. This state-of-the-art technology results in a shorter recovery period and is less invasive than periodontal surgery.