At Advanced Dental Care, some of the most common issues that our Attleboro general dentist handles are related to gum disease. Gum disease occurs as a result of the buildup of bacteria like plaque and tartar inside the mouth. When the small pockets between your gums and teeth become filled with these bacteria they can get irritated and infected. If your gum disease is relatively mild, some professional cleanings and an improvement of your oral hygiene habits at home can solve the problem. For more advanced cases of periodontal disease, dentists usually have to use invasive surgical methods like pocket reduction surgery to clear away the harmful bacteria.
At Advanced Dental Care, our Attleboro general dentists like to use a different, more effective, and less invasive procedure to treat our patients for periodontal disease. We now use what is called Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure to precisely pinpoint the bacteria that needs to be eliminated, while leaving the healthy tissue in the gums behind to reattach. This incredible procedure has been meticulously tested and is the only laser protocol that is approved by the FDA. You should consider LANAP from our Attleboro general dentist over traditional treatments from other dentists for a number of reasons. Firstly, it involves much less pain for you. It also allows your gums to heal much faster than traditional surgeries because there is no cutting or stitches involved. It also is proven safe, and allows you to continue with your day normally right after the procedure. It is a highly effective procedure that will remove the bacteria that has infected your gums and will save your teeth from having to be extracted.
There are a few symptoms that typically indicate that you might be developing gum disease and that you should visit our Attleboro general dentist. If your gums are red, swollen, sensitive, or bleeding often, you should schedule an appointment at Advanced Dental Care right away, and we will recommend the proper treatment for you. You can reserve your appointment either by calling our office directly or by requesting your desired appointment time online. Our Attleboro general dentist and the rest of the staff here hope to see you soon.