Gum Disease Therapy

Symptoms of gum disease may include swollen, red gums, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss. If you are suffering from signs of gum disease in Louisville, KY, call our team or schedule your visit online today. We’ll go the extra mile to get you the help you need to maintain a healthy smile, including gum disease therapy in Louisville and scaling and root treatment in Louisville.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. The early stages of gum disease can be easily overlooked because the main symptom is simply red, swollen gums. We recommend consistently scheduling dental check-ups so that early signs of gum disease can be caught and addressed right away. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to periodontitis. Symptoms in this stage of gum disease may include bleeding gums, pain when chewing, sensitive teeth and bad breath. Our team offers several ways to treat gum disease depending on your needs. Your dentist can provide the best recommendations depending on the condition of your gums.

Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment

Scaling & Root Planing

One of the most common treatments for gum disease is referred to as scaling and root planing. Scaling is the first step and works by removing plaque and tartar buildup above and below the gumline. Next, root planing is performed by smoothing the gums and preventing bacteria from forming. It also helps the gums reattach to the teeth.

Gum Disease Medications

There are a variety of medications that can be recommended for treating gum disease. If medication could benefit your gums, your dentist will provide the best medication for your smile.

Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery is referred to as pocket reduction surgery. This surgery works by removing bacteria from the pockets around the teeth. This surgery also helps to restore areas where bone has been damaged and can help in stopping further damage to the gums, bone and teeth.

Bone & Gum Grafting

Regenerative surgery uses bone and gum grafting to recreate the bone that has been lost, as well as supporting tissues. An experienced periodontist performs bone and gum grafting to restore smiles, reverse the damage of gum disease and improve oral health.

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