Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Have your gums become sensitive and tender? If you think you could benefit from a gum disease treatment, visit Uptown Dental Associates today!
At our Albuquerque, NM dentist office, Dr. Ryan Shepherd and our professional team will keep your smile healthy from the gums up!
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Dr. Shepherd on Preventing Gum Disease Read Transcript
Gum disease can be a huge problem. It is a huge problem for our society in general. It is widespread and a lot of people have gum disease and aren't even aware of it. Unfortunately, gum disease or periodontal disease can contribute to a lot of other health risks and issues, stroke, cardiac events, early term pregnancies. There are a lot of issues that go in tandem with periodontal disease, so when we see you in our office and you see our hygienists, they are extremely vigilant about jumping on top of that stuff. If they see a problem, our first step is just to educate you. Really help you understand what the disease it, what you can do at home to prevent it, to control it, and then what we can do in the office to maintain it. We have a fairly regimented program to help our patients keep that maintained and under control.
For example, he is the only dentist in New Mexico certified to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique – an innovative procedure for gum recession treatment which is often required following advanced gum disease.
Gum Disease Treatment
If you visit our office for a gum disease treatment in Albuquerque, NM, the first thing we’ll do is ensure your comfort by numbing the inside of your mouth. Then, we will use a state-of-the-art NV Pro 3 dental laser to remove small amounts of your infected gums. Your treatment will be more comfortable and heal faster thanks to this cutting-edge dental technology!
Depending on your situation, we may also need to use special methods called scaling and root planing to clean tooth decay from between your gums and tooth roots.
To improve your experience, we can also provide a variety of comfort options, including:
- Soft pillows
- Cozy blankets
And, if you happen to be nervous, we can also help relieve your dental anxiety with dental sedation options.
Common Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and even affect your overall health. Here are a few of the common signs of gum disease:
- Swollen, tender gums
- Teeth that feel loose
- Persistent bad breath