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What Is The Treatment For Gum Disease?

A young asian woman in Phoenix who is worries about what the treatment is for gum disease

Are you experiencing symptoms such as bad breath, tooth sensitivity, and gums that bleed easily? If so, this could be an indication that you are suffering from gum disease. There is no denying that gum disease is one of the most common conditions in the United States. Did you know that millions of people actually suffer from this problem? A lot of people do not even realize that they have gum disease. This is because the symptoms are very subtle to begin with, for example, swollen gums, or bleeding gums while brushing teeth. This may seem nothing but a mere inconvenience at the time. However, this will only get worse, and an infection may start to develop.

If you do not receive gum disease treatment in Phoneix, then you could end up feeling pain while chewing, which will get worse and worse over time, as well as receding gums and bad breath. In some cases, gum disease can also result in tooth loss. When you take all of this into account, it is not hard to see why you need to take action if you are currently dealing with any form of gum disease.

There are a number of different treatment options that you are going to have available to you if you have gum disease. However, there is no denying that one of the most effective and recommended is the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). This is a revolutionary form of gum disease treatment that has been designed to replace the traditional method, which was a surgical one that took more time to recover from. With this new treatment, it involves the insertion of a small periodontal probe into the gum ‘pocket’ during which a laser will move around your tooth. These lasers are important because they will destroy around 99 percent of the bacteria below the diseased tissue and the diseased tissue itself. Once this part of the process has been complete, Dr Trujillo will remove any dental buildup, as well as any tartar or plaque. The probe will then be inserted into your dental pocket again, which will create a protective blood clot that is designed to look after your gums during the recovery phase.

One of the great things about this treatment is the fact that it is non-invasive and so it is not going to get in the way of your day-to-day life. In fact, most patients find that they will have made a full recovery within a matter of a few days. Another benefit of this procedure, when compared  with the other options that are out there, is the fact that it preserves more of your healthy gum tissue than the original method would have.

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Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of one of our more popular gum disease treatments in Phoenix. There is no denying that you need to take action if you have started to notice the signs of gum disease, and the LANAP method is certainly the best way to go about this. If you are in need of having your gums checked then schedule an appointment with us today!

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