Gum Disease Treatment

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

While attending the prestigious Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Shepherd trained extensively in periodontal therapies (gum tissue treatments).

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
  • Headphones

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

If your gums have become inflamed, call Uptown Dental Associates at 505.219.4548 to schedule your gum disease treatment in Albuquerque, NM. You can also use our online form.