Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a serious dental issue that affects more than half of all adults in the United States. Gum disease can lead to other health issues, so getting treatment should be a priority. In the past, the only treatment methods available were removing the affected tooth (extraction) or cutting into the gums to remove the infection and save the tooth. Fortunately, there is now more conservative options as scaling (or deep professional cleaning), injecting local antibiotics and laser treatment available to treat diseased gums.
Periodontal treatment involves several steps:
Periodontal disease has serious effects on the entire body. Don’t ignore the symptoms. It won’t go away on its own. Get the treatment you need to eliminate bacteria and pain.
Dr. Monica Groban can easily eliminate the bacteria in gums with periodontal laser treatment. To schedule an appointment, give our office a call at (508) 753-3200.