Gum disease develops when the gums swell, hurt, or become infected. It is a relatively frequent disorder. Gum disease can cause bleeding when you clean your teeth and also cause poor breath. Gingivitis is the term for this early stage of gum disease.
Gingivitis may lead to periodontitis or periodontal (gum) disease. It damages the tissues that keep teeth in place and support them. Periodontal disease may also affect your jawbone if it progresses and you don’t get any gingivitis treatment. Small voids between the gum and teeth may develop after some time.
If you have any gum disease you can get the best treatments at our clinic. You can also consult with Dr. Sue Vetter in Seattle to book your appointment and get the best gum disease treatment at our clinic.
Gum Disease Symptoms
Look out for the signs or symptoms of this disease.
- Gum inflammation
- Painful eating or biting
- Stained tartar or plaque on the teeth
- Receding gums or infected gums
- Large spaces between the teeth
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing the teeth
Treatment for gum disease
Gum disease treatment aims to stop the spread of the condition and encourage the reattachment of healthy gums to teeth. It also aims to reduce swelling, the depth of pockets, and the risk of gum infection. The stage of gum disease, how you may have responded to previous treatments, and your general health all influence your treatment options. There are many gum disease treatments available at our clinic. The treatments are surgery to repair supporting tissues or Non-Surgical treatments that inhibit bacterial development and maintain dental health.
Here are the details of the treatments that we provide:
Every tooth will have plaque and tartar removed from above and below the gum line during a routine checkup by our dentist or dental hygienist. Our dentist may advise more frequent professional dental cleanings than twice a year if you exhibit some indicators of gum disease. You can’t treat active gum disease with dental cleanings. They can, however, assist you in preventing its onset and are a crucial preventive strategy.
Root planing and Scaling
Our dental professionals use a local anesthetic during this thorough cleaning, a technique to remove plaque and tartar from your tooth’s base and smooth out any rough places. For a clean gums surface, the dentist removes any uneven areas and any remaining bacteria. Our dentist or periodontist will evaluate if you require the removal of plaque and calculus from beneath the unhealthy gum line and scaling or root planning are usual options.
Gum flap procedure
During this procedure, which involves lifting back the gums, our dentist aims to eliminate tartar. Smoothing out the damaged bone’s uneven surfaces will minimize the area where pathogenic germs can hide. Then they place gums such that the surrounding tissue encircles the whole tooth and helps to prevent infection in the gums around the tooth. This procedure reduces the space between the gum and the tooth, reducing the chance for harmful bacteria to flourish and reducing the risk of severe health problems caused by periodontal disease.
Guided tissue regeneration
This therapy encourages bone and gum tissue development when the bone supporting your teeth deteriorates due to trauma or recession. A little piece of mesh-like cloth is put between the bone and gum tissue during flap surgery in conjunction with this procedure. It prevents the gum tissue from encroaching on the bony region, allowing the bone and connective tissue to regenerate and strengthen the tooth support.
Gum infections and diseases are prevalent, and their treatments can help you to save yourself from many severe disorders. You can contact us today to book an appointment and get the best dental services from Dr. Sue Vetter in Seattle.