Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
When possible, we prefer our patients have non-surgical gum treatment over gum surgery, which is typically unnecessary in more than 90 percent of cases. Non-surgical gum treatment is less expensive and does not have the negative effects that surgery may have, like increased sensitivity, long teeth and the need to replace crowns and bridges.
Gum disease is an infectious disease caused by specific bacteria acquired through saliva by kissing, sharing utensils, etc. Gum disease is an indicator of overall dental health and it is becoming clear through research that gum disease is related and perhaps partly to blame for incidences of heart disease, blood clots, lung infections and strokes.
New treatment modalities at Today’s Smile Center include deep professional cleaning and/or root planning, the use of ultrasonic devices, specific antibiotic therapy (for severe cases) and sub-gingival irrigation. Sub-gingival irrigation is a technique which flushes out the space below the gums with a strong antimicrobial agent. We also believe that in addition to anti-infective therapy, nutrition plays an important role in maintaining periodontal health.
Let Today’s Smile Center help you achieve better gum health with non-surgical techniques that will enhance your smile without draining your pocketbook.