Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Hoover, AL
Experience a New Kind of Gum Therapy
Advanced gum disease affects approximately half of American adults that are 30 years of age and older. This includes conditions like periodontitis, which cannot be treated with at-home oral care or a professional cleaning alone. Instead, it requires a more comprehensive approach to treatment. At Moulton Dentistry, our team makes use of not only advanced technologies, but effective techniques to remove harmful plaque and restore your infected gum tissue as much as possible. If your gums feel sensitive or look severely inflamed, don’t wait to call our office directly.
Why Choose Moulton Dentistry for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Soft Tissue Laser Therapy Improves Precision and Comfort
- Sedation Dentistry Available for Nervous Patients
- Calaject Technology Eases Local Anesthetic Administration
Scaling & Root Planing
Treatment for advanced gum disease starts with a process known as scaling and root planing. Scaling is a common procedure that involves removing plaque and tartar from the surface of teeth, both above and below the gum line. This prevents future inflammation and infection of gum tissue. Root planing is designed to smooth out the roots of teeth so that the gums can reattach to the teeth. This effectively addresses gum recession, which occurs during the advanced stages of gum disease.
Periodontal Laser Therapy
Typically, metal dental instruments would be used to perform scaling and root planing. Thanks to modern advances in technology, we can perform this same treatment in a more precise and comfortable way. Our soft tissue laser can remove infected tissue more accurately, making it easier to retain healthy existing tissue. Additionally, because the laser cauterizes tissue immediately following contact, you can expect less bleeding and less time needed for healing during your aftercare.