Gum Disease Treatment in Oregon City, OR
Dr. Kim and the team at Beavercreek Dental focus a lot of energy on quality preventive care, protecting the teeth and gums to help them stay healthy in between appointments. Even so, some patients require extra periodontal care than others - fortunately, we offer high-tech solutions for them, too!
Dr. Kim is proud to offer the top gum disease and periodontal treatment near Oregon City and beyond. Our team works hard to spot any underlying issues in the gums to ensure you get the treatment that you need as early as possible. Our regular dental cleanings and examinations also include plenty of preventive care and maintenance on gum lines!
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal (gum) disease is a general term for a build-up of bacteria and inflammation of the gum line. Typically speaking, gum disease can be caused by poor oral care routines, skipping dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness.
If your gum disease is left untreated, you could be at a higher risk for developing the following conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Premature Or Low-Weight Babies
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Gum disease is not always obvious to those who are experiencing its earliest phases, which is why it's so important to attend your regular preventive checkups at Beavercreek Dental. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it's time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim right away:
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Loose teeth
- Swollen, receding, or painful gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Mouth sores
- Bad breath
- Ill-fitting dentures
- A change in your bite
Gum Disease Treatment
Although gum disease can evolve into a serious health condition if left untreated, our team has the right tools, technologies, and know-how to stop periodontal disease in its track and help restore your gums to a healthy condition. We offer the following periodontal treatments:
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Scaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most common procedures for treating gingivitis by deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the surface of the tooth. Scaling and root planing removes plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation.
A simple SRP helps to restore and promote healthier teeth, gums, and overall oral health while also preventing all stages of gum disease.
Laser Gum Treatments
Dr. Kim uses cutting-edge soft tissue lasers to help combat the signs of gum disease. This advanced technology is used in a wide range of gum treatments and offers heightened precision and control.
Laser treatments are also preferred by most patients because they are generally faster and more comfortable than conventional and surgical gum treatments.
Advanced Periodontal Care For Healthier Smiles
When you care for your gums, you're investing in your total-body health! Beavercreek Dental has you covered with state-of-the-art treatments and stress-free financing. If you need extra help financing your periodontal care, ask us about our in-house dental savings membership.
Call Beavercreek Dental today to schedule your periodontal consultation!