Did you know that chronic bad breath and swollen gums can be signs of gum disease? If you’re ready to get a healthy smile from the gums up, visit our trusted Edgewood, KY dentists for safe, effective gum disease treatment.
We have invested in cutting-edge technology and modern procedures to give you an accurate diagnosis and quicker, more comfortable gum disease treatment.
What Is Gum Disease?
Dr. McMahon on Periodontal Disease
Gum disease is inflammation of your gums caused by bacteria and plaque buildup. Early stage gum disease can be reversed with proper brushing, flossing, and professional teeth cleanings at Edgewood Dental Care.
However, if gum disease remains untreated, it spreads below the gumline and can eventually become advanced gum disease. Our advanced gum disease treatment removes the infection from your gums, helps restore your mouth’s health, and may decrease your risk of other medical conditions linked to gum disease.
LANAP Laser Gum Disease Treatment
With this revolutionary procedure, our dental team uses a laser to remove the diseased part of your gums. LANAP dramatically reduces pain and helps you heal more quickly. Gum disease treatment normally takes about two visits.
Dr. McMahon has been LANAP certified to treat gum disease, so you will know you are getting the best gum disease treatment possible.
Scaling And Root Planing
For this treatment, we take a small tool called a scaler to remove the plaque and clean out the infected root of your tooth. We will use The Wand painless anesthesia and, by request, dental sedation to ensure your comfort.
We place this soft-tissue laser into your infected pockets beneath your gums, where it gently removes the plaque, tartar, and bacteria inside.
Antibiotics And Probiotics
After your scaling and root planing, we may insert an antibiotic, Arestin®, into your infected gum pockets. This will release over about a week to continually heal and treat the infection.
Because antibiotics can also destroy the good bacteria in your mouth, we use probiotic capsules to maintain the good microorganisms.