Gum disease affects millions of people every year, and oftentimes, the symptoms go unnoticed. Many patients prolong their dental visits, in the fear of the invasive procedures that may necessary. Fortunately, Dr. Chris Stevens is a leading expert in laser dentistry in Sun Prairie, WI. Our advanced technology proves to be an effective treatment method, minimizing your discomfort.
Spotting the Signs of Gum Disease
Gum disease is very common, but the early warning signs may be overlooked. If you have not seen the dentist for routine cleanings and maintain poor brushing and flossing habits, you may be at a higher risk for developing this condition. Symptoms may include:
- Gums, which may be a bright red color
- Swelling of the gums
- Bleeding during brushing or flossing
- Gums that pull away from the teeth
Excessive plaque that builds up over time seeps below your gum line, causing tenacious calcification. Once this process has occurred, no amount of brushing or flossing can remove it. In the early stages, a professional cleaning is often sufficient to remedy the situation. Gums will then naturally heal by themselves.
Determininf if Your Need Surgery
It is difficult to determine whether surgery is necessary, without a complete evaluation. Advanced cases sometimes require more aggressive solutions. After a complete examination, Dr. Stevens will discuss all of the treatment options available for your specific needs, including potential alternatives to surgery.
Ideally, advanced cases may be treated using a powerful new DEKA Smart CO2 laser tool. If you are eligible for this treatment, Dr. Stevens will utilize this new device to clear out the debris and decayed tissue, which may be causing your gums to recede or bone deterioration. This method is often faster and more convenient, compared to other forms of traditional surgeries. It also does not require the same amount of recovery time.
Call us today at 866-901-7009 and make an appointment with Dr. Stevens. Find out if our laser treatment program can assist in restoring your oral health.