Flossing should be part of your daily oral hygiene routine … but we also know that less than half of all people actually do this.
That also could explain why a majority of Americans will develop some form of periodontal disease. It’s not something anybody wants to happen, but if it happens to you, you should seek treatment as soon as you can.
Beaumont Family Dentistry offers three locations where you can receive gum disease treatment in Lexington, KY. We also offer treatments to restore the appearance of your gums.
To learn more or to make an appointment, call 859-223-2120 today!
Our doctors at Beaumont Family Dentistry are trained in some of the most advanced gum disease treatments in modern dentistry. In fact, we focus our efforts on providing non-surgical treatment for our patients in and around Lexington.
The type of treatment you receive will depend on the severity and the specifics of your symptoms. No matter what they are, we are confident that we can help you have healthy gums and a healthy mouth again.
Often the first step is scaling and root planing. This is a procedure to remove plaque and tartar buildup around the roots of your teeth. This is followed by smoothing out the surface of the roots, which makes it less likely that bacteria will reattach to the surface.
In some cases, we may use our dental lasers as well. Lasers offer us a better way to remove infected gum tissue from your smile. The lasers also seal the healthy tissue, which reduces recovery time compared to gum surgery.
Some patients also receive Arestin. This is an antibiotic medication to kill any remaining harmful bacteria and to reduce the risk of those bacteria come back.
Gum recession can be a symptom of periodontal disease as it gets worse.
At one time, the only option for restoring your gumline would have a been a gum graft. That is a surgical produce to replace gum tissue that was lost or removed.
Today, we have a more effective and less invasive way to restore your gumline and your healthy smile. With the Chao Pinhole® Technique, we have a simpler option to help you.
By making a small pinhole, we can insert a small tool and gently rearrange the healthy gum tissue you still have. By doing so, we can restore your gumline without the need for a scalpel or sutures.
Plus, your recovery time is generally between 24 and 48 hours for this treatment. That means you’ll be able to return to normal activities in less time than you would if you had a gum graft.
Gum disease can have a bigger impact on your oral health and your smile than many people realize. Fortunately, you can come to us for your gum disease treatment in Lexington to restore your healthy gums.
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