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Gum Disease

The Importance of Treating Gum Disease

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Dental Neglect Could Lead to Gum Disease

Dental neglect or a lapse in professional care can have a huge impact on your oral health. If your smile isn’t getting the attention that it needs, you could develop a condition known as periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Gum disease affects nearly half of the adult U.S. population, with many people unaware they have it.


Do you have Gum Disease?

As plaque begins to build, creating a biofilm on your teeth, inflammation of the gums will often result. This redness and irritation of your gum tissue is typically referred to as gum disease. Without intervention, infection can spread deeper, eventually leading to gum detachment, bone loss, and tooth loss.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms of gum disease, call our office for an evaluation:

  • Tartar buildup along your gumline
  • A persistent bad taste in your mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Deep pockets developing between your gums and teeth, allowing food to pack between meals

Deep Cleanings

The first step to treating your gum disease is periodontal scaling and root planing to deeply clean the infected area. Over the course of two visits to our office, the gum pockets and root surfaces are thoroughly cleaned by one of our hygienists. Sedation options are available to ensure your comfort and localized anesthetic is also used, so you won’t feel a thing.

Lanap® Laser Therapy

When gum disease has progressed into a more serious condition, we offer LANAP laser periodontal treatments. This option requires no cutting, no stitches, and virtually no pain when compared to traditional flap surgery. Instead, our laser therapy sterilizes the infected areas and promotes healing, when used in combination with a professional deep cleaning.

Sedation Options

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, is administered through a soft nose mask. You’ll notice that your fears quickly float away, leaving you in a state of warm, serene comfort. Nitrous oxide gas allows you to have the dental treatment that you need, yet makes it seem as though time is passing quickly.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is the next level in sedation services, in which you can enjoy a twilight nap while your oral needs are taken care of. Rest assured that you’re in good hands, with a licensed anesthesiologist administering your medication and monitoring you at all times.

Please note that with oral and IV sedation, you’ll need to make prior arrangements for a friend or family member to take you home. However, no alternate plans need to be made with nitrous oxide gas. You’ll find the effects of sedation gas quickly dissipate within moments of completing your dental procedure.

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8951 Bonita Beach Rd #206
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

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