Gum Disease Treatment – Fitchburg, MA
Harmful, Lasting Effects
of Gum Disease
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the nation, affecting one out of every two adults. If you notice any of the early signs of this condition, including bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, gum recession, or loose teeth, we ask that you contact us immediately so we can conduct an examination. The earlier gum disease is diagnosed and treated, the less likely you’ll be to sustain permanent oral damage. We offer several different therapies to help reverse and treat the uncomfortable symptoms of this disease, which you can learn more about below or by contacting us to discuss gum disease treatment in Fitchburg, MA.
Why Choose Super Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?
Effective Soft Tissue Laser
Gum Disease Therapy
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a two-step process that typically takes place over the course of two appointments, depending on your unique situation. During the first, we’ll clear all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth as far down as the pockets of your gums. After that, we’ll smooth out the roots of your teeth. This will allow your gum tissue to healthily reattach to provide this vulnerable structure of your teeth with much-needed protection.
Soft Tissue Laser Therapy
We use an advanced technology known as the soft tissue laser to get rid of harmful oral bacteria located in the pockets of your gums. The device creates a concentrated beam of light that kills bacteria and gets rid of damaged oral tissue, only leaving the healthy gum tissue behind. By reducing the prevalence of harmful oral bacteria, your gums can focus on reattaching to your teeth, preventing tooth loss and other worsening symptoms.
In addition to scaling and root planing or soft tissue laser therapy, we also recommend antibiotic therapy. This is used to help control the accumulation of bacteria in your mouth and provide your gums with a chance to fight off the infection. We typically prescribe the antibiotics in the form of a medicated mouthwash or a pill. During your appointment, we’ll let you know how long you need to carry on the treatment for. It’s important that you complete the entire course of the treatment so you don’t establish antibiotic-resistant bacteria.