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Gum Disease Treatment

Get Your Gums Back In Good Shape

  • Keep your attractive smile by repairing gum damage
  • Protect your oral & overall health
  • Improve your smile with comfortable laser therapy

Avoid Problems With Gum Disease Treatment in Fort Smith

Your gums are an important part of your smile. Keeping them healthy is good for your teeth. Fortunately, we can help! Don’t wait to call us if you have signs of a periodontal problem. Come to us for gum disease treatment in Fort Smith, AR. It will:

  • Make your smile healthier and more attractive
  • Allow you to brush and floss your teeth without pain
  • Help you avoid the serious consequences of advanced gum infections
  • Eliminate bad breath and bleeding gums
  • Improve your overall health

Call Dallas Street Dental at 479-668-3109 to make an appointment if you suspect you have gum disease. Don’t lose your smile to periodontal problems.

Discover a Comfortable Way to Repair Your Gums

Gum disease affects most people at one time or another. In fact, the CDC estimates that nearly half of adults in the United States have untreated periodontal disease at any given time.

Should you need treatment, we can help in a variety of ways at our general dental practice. Depending on your particular situation, you may receive these services:

  • Scaling – This is similar to the removal of plaque and tartar during a routine dental cleaning. The difference is, we go deeper to take away the buildup below your gumline.
  • Root Planing – By smoothing the surface of your teeth roots, it is more difficult for harmful bacteria to accumulate there. It also makes it easier for your gums to reattach to your teeth.
  • Laser Treatment – If you have infected gum tissue, a dental laser is a gentle way of removing it and sealing the healthy tissue.

Most people find the laser to be painless. However, we can numb your mouth with local anesthesia. You also have the option of dental sedation to be as relaxed and comfortable as possible during your treatment.

When treated early, gum disease has little impact on your oral health. Advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss, increase diabetes complications, and even has been linked to heart disease. With that in mind, please plan to visit us if you notice these symptoms: red or swollen gums, persistent bad breath, tender gums, or gums that bleed when you brush or floss.

Call Dallas Street Dental a 479-668-3109 for gum disease treatment in Fort Smith, AR. You can also schedule an appointment online.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment
What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease treatment is designed to rid your mouth of built-up tartar, plaque, and bacteria that can wreak havoc on your gums. We’ll first clean around and below your gumline where bacteria have collected. Then we’ll smooth your teeth roots to make it harder for bacteria to grow there. This treatment may need to be repeated every few months for best results.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

At our practice, gum disease treatment isn’t painful at all. That’s because we use a laser. If we need to remove diseased gum tissue as part of your treatment, the laser makes it quick and simple. There’s no need for cutting or stitches. Most patients need no more than local anesthesia to stay comfortable, but you can also receive laughing gas or an oral sedative if you like.

What are gum disease symptoms?

In its very early stages, gum disease often shows no signs of symptoms. As it progresses, however, your gums may become red and puffy and painful to the touch. Your gums may also bleed when you brush or floss. If left untreated, gum disease can even lead to tooth loss. Getting regular checkups is crucial to stopping the cycle of gum disease.