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Gum Disease Therapy in Springfield

Keeping Periodontitis at Bay

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is one of the most common and damaging dental problems in the entire world. Early symptoms include red, swollen, and tender gums that bleed often, but it can eventually develop into the leading cause of tooth loss! We’ll screen your gums whenever you come to see us here at Advanced Dental Care of Springfield, and should we spot a problem, we’ll immediately be able to take care of it with periodontal therapy. With the treatments outlined below, we can make sure this global issue never causes your smile any trouble.

Scaling & Root Planing

Springfield gum disease therapy Closeup of healthy teeth and gums

If we catch gum disease during its initial stages, a deep cleaning involving scaling and root planing may be all we need to get it under control. For this, we’ll first us an ultrasonic cleaner to remove any plaque and tartar deposits from around your gum line (scaling), and then we’ll gently smooth out the rough surfaces of the teeth’s roots. Why? This will make it harder for plaque to gather on them in the future, therefore lowering your chances of redeveloping gum disease.

Soft Tissue Laser

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For more advanced gum disease, we may need to take care of it using our soft tissue laser. An extremely advanced instrument, it’s capable of instantly vaporizing harmful bacteria below the gum line and painlessly removing infected tissue using an extremely concentrated beam of light. It sterilizes the area as it goes and even cauterizes blood vessels, meaning a patient will experience little to no pain, swelling, or bleeding during or after the procedure.