Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Eugene, OR
Expert Solutions for Bleeding Gums
Periodontal treatment is for the treatment of gum disease. For most patients, periodontal treatment can be administered through a deep cleaning, known as scaling and root planing. Patients who suffer from chronic periodontitis, or infection of the gum tissue, we may ask to see the patient more often, and some patients may require surgical assistance in growing new healthy tissue.
Are you part of the 50% of American adults who have gum disease? If you have noticed blood in your saliva when you brush and floss your teeth, your gums seem like they are shrinking away from your teeth, your breath is not as fresh as you would like it to be, and your gums look angry, red, and swollen, then there is a very high likelihood that you also have gum disease. Fortunately for our patients who have more advanced stages of gum disease, we here at College Hill Dental are proud to let you know that we can help you manage and treat this chronic and potentially dangerous disease.
Why Choose College Hill Dental for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Laser Treatment for Faster Healing
- Pillows, Blankets, Noise-Cancelling Headphones, & Other Amenities Offered
- Compassionate, Experienced Dentist Focused on Your Comfort
Scaling & Root Planning
A regular dental cleaning won’t remove the plaque and tartar deposits that contribute to gum disease. Instead, we’ll need to perform a deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing. This procedure has two basic steps: clearing out bacteria from underneath the gumline, and smoothing the rough roots of the teeth. At that point, your gums will be able to quickly reattach to your teeth.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Dr. Paskalev uses a soft tissue laser to perform scaling and root planing. This concentrated light beam is able to remove diseased gum tissue with much greater precision than traditional instruments. It’s also much more comfortable, so much so that many of our patients don’t even need to be numbed with local anesthetic. Better yet, laser periodontal therapy reduces post-op bleeding and discomfort because it immediately cauterizes the tissue as it works.
Often, we’ll supplement scaling and root planing with topical antibiotic therapy. This allows us to target bacteria in the deepest parts of your gum pockets, where even our advanced instruments cannot quite reach. We’ll administer a powerful antibiotic to these pockets. The medicine will gradually spread throughout your gum tissue to eliminate bacteria and greatly reduce the chance of the infection returning later.