Gum Disease Treatment: Deep Cleaning
At Freeman Dental Associates of Cohasset, we offer comprehensive treatment options for our patients suffering from gum disease. Gum disease can trigger significant oral health problems if left untreated, including gum recession and tooth loss.
If you have red or swollen gums, or if your gums bleed easily, it could be a sign of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. The good news is that with the care of a compassionate dentist like Dr. Freeman or Dr. Samela, early gum disease is reversible.
If your condition is more seriously progressed, be encouraged that we offer gum disease treatment for all stages. Your oral health condition can be managed and improved through consistent professional care from the skilled dentists at Freeman Dental Associates.
Gum Disease Treatments
Gum disease increases your risk of systemic health problems, making it more difficult for your immune system to do its job. Because bacteria collects in the “pockets” of your gum tissue, it can be a staging ground for infections in the rest of your body. Ask Dr. Freeman or Dr. Samela how non-surgical periodontal therapy can help with problems like heart disease, pneumonia, premature labor, and more.
Gingivitis is often painless at first, making it difficult to diagnose without regular dental checkups. Inflammation of the gums can be a potentially serious condition, which is why it’s vital to get regular dental exams from Freeman Dental Associates.
If you have been diagnosed with or are concerned you might have gingivitis, Dr. Freeman and Dr. Samela offer a range of treatments to reverse or stop gum disease’s progression. If you are in the early stages of gingivitis, most treatment options are non-surgical procedures.
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
If you visit Freeman Dental Associates 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 tooth’s surface. 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 our Cohasset dental team 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.
Root Surface Debridement
Root surface debridement (RSD) refers to a procedure used to clean the root surface of the tooth. Over time, calcified deposits in your gum pockets can make the surface of your tooth rough and difficult to keep clean. Dr. Freeman and Dr. Samela use root surface debridement to remove these deposits and slow the progression of gum disease.
Are you Worried About Gum Disease?
Are you experiencing inflammation or pain along your gumline? Has it been years since you’ve visited the dentist? Call Freeman Dental Associates today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Freeman or Dr. Samela and start creating your healthiest smile today!
For patients who would like a straighter smile, we offer Invisalign braces to our adult and teenage dental patients in our Cohasset, MA dental office.