Gum disease is a serious condition that doesn’t just lead to tooth loss – it can also impact your quality of health. Dozens of conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetes have a direct correlation with serious oral infections like periodontal disease.
What is Gum Disease?
When gingivitis goes untreated, it can spread deeper into the gum tissues and even the bone. As a result, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Tooth mobility
- Gum recession
- Bad breath
- Loss of bone height
- Loss of teeth
- Food packing under the gums or between the teeth
- Gums that are swollen or bleed easily
Gum disease increases your risk of systemic health problems, making it more difficult for your immune system to do its job. Ask Dr. Pinsky how non-surgical periodontal therapy can preserve your smile and prevent complications such as heart disease, pneumonia, premature labor, and more.
At State Of The Art Dental Group we offer laser treatment as an option for patients suffering with gum disease. During treatment, Dr. Pinsky will use a laser to excise diseased gum tissue. Laser periodontal treatment includes many benefits, such as a greater degree of precision, making general anesthesia unnecessary, and shorter recovery times.
Gum Graft Surgery
Gum grafting is a common periodontal procedure performed at State Of The Art Dental Group. This procedure is commonly used to treat gum recession. Once completed, the soft tissue surrounding your teeth can begin to naturally regenerate, restoring a healthier smile. Benefits include reduced sensitivity, an improved smile appearance and overall improvement of gum health.
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
If you visit State Of The Art Dental Group every six months for your routine cleaning, you know it involves scaling your teeth and gumline to remove plaque and tartar, and polishing to remove stains and smooth the surfaces of your teeth. However, if you have symptoms of gum disease, you might need a different type of cleaning called scaling and root planing.
Scaling and root planing is a deep dental cleaning procedure Dr. Pinsky performs to treat patients with current or developing gum disease. Not all patients need this level of cleaning, but it is key for patients concerned with gingivitis.
Dr. Pinsky can also also use Arestin, an antibiotic painlessly placed under the gum to help reduce pockets and avoid gum surgery.
Get Specialized Gum Treatments in Rockville
At State of the Art Dental Group, you can receive advanced periodontal therapy from our board-certified periodontist. There is no need to visit an off-site facility for the treatment that you need to preserve your smile. If you’ve been looking for a periodontist in Rockville, we can help – without having to refer you out of house. This makes your care more convenient and affordable.
If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, please call our Rockville, MD dental office right away. We also offer gum contouring services using advanced dental lasers. Ask us to find out more information. Se habla Español.
State of the Art Dental Group offers pediatric dentistry services for children as young as 2 years old.