Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. Reports indicate that millions of people are unaware that they have gum disease; yet about 30% of the population is genetically susceptible to contracting the condition. Other risk factors include smoking, pregnancy, puberty, stress, grinding teeth, poor nutrition, diabetes, and poor oral hygiene.
If you are concerned about your risk for gum disease and are in the Cincinnati or Mason, Ohio area, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 234-5531 to set up an appointment.
Timely Gum Disease Treatment Is Important
When gum disease sets in, it destroys soft tissue, breaks the strong bond between teeth and supporting gums, and can cause jawbone deterioration, as well as tooth loss. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, or if they appear red, swollen, or are tender to the touch, you may have gum disease. Depending upon the severity of your case, our hygienists may recommend deep cleaning to reverse the condition.
In Office Laser Treatment
Our office uses a gentle soft-tissue laser to treat the pockets infected by bacteria and periodontal disease. This procedure, combined with ultrasonic techniques, will help remove the disease and restore your gums to optimal health.
Soft-tissue laser therapy for deep cleanings presents many advantages. The laser beam forms a seal as it removes damaged tissue, so bleeding is minimal. Because of the reduced trauma to the gums, most patients feel better after laser treatment than they would after traditional deep cleanings.
To learn more about our in-office laser treatment for gum disease, contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry through the form on this website or call (513) 234-5531. Conveniently located in the Mason, Dayton, and Cincinnati area of Ohio, we also welcome patients from SE Indiana and Northern Kentucky.