Gum Disease Treatment

Springs Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Saratoga Springs, NY

Did you know that gum disease treatment is necessary to avoid more serious health issues in the future? That’s why it’s important to see the skilled dental team at Springs Dental in Saratoga Springs, New York. They are highly trained experts who treat your oral health with superior care. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Gum Disease Treatment Q & A

How do I know if I need gum disease treatment?

Practicing good oral hygiene and having routine dental cleanings and check-ups can help you avoid gum disease. However, you can still get it regardless of your efforts.

Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Swelling of the gums
  • Bleeding
  • Tenderness
  • Receding gums
  • Pus
  • Pain

If you experience any of these signs, make an appointment to see your dental team at Springs Dental as soon as possible. Their expertise can help heal your symptoms and treat the root of the issue.

What’s involved with gum disease treatment?

When you visit Springs Dental, your dentist evaluates your periodontal health to see if you need gum disease treatment. If you do, your dentist first applies a mild anesthetic to keep you comfortable and at ease.

Then your dentist takes measurements of the pocket depth around your teeth and performs a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root debridement. This procedure removes excess calculus/tartar, plaque, and bacteria that have formed on the teeth and below the gum line.

Your dentist might use an ultrasonic scaler, a periodontal hand scaler, or curettes to carefully remove all deposits on the visible surface of the tooth and below the gum line.

Gum disease treatment helps smooth the affected areas of disease, tighten gum tissue, prevent buildup on your teeth, and help you avoid future infections.

Do I need ongoing gum disease treatment?

Many people experience repeated infection of their gums due to periodontal disease and enlarged pockets around the teeth. If you continue to experience periodontal flare-ups, your dental team at Springs Dental provides periodontal maintenance. You may also require a more diligent oral hygiene routine in addition to needing more frequently scheduled cleanings.

Ongoing treatment is important because the severity of damage caused by periodontal infection increases exponentially as it progresses. 

At Springs Dental, your dentist thoroughly evaluates your oral health condition and creates a customized schedule to help you avoid major damage to your teeth and gums. Taking care of your mouth also supports your overall general health.

To schedule a consultation or cleaning with the dental team at Springs Dental, call the office or book an appointment online today.