Protect Your Smile with Gum Disease Treatment in Burlington

It’s difficult to spot gum disease on your own in the early stages. Unfortunately, many people don’t even notice a problem until it’s more advanced.  That’s why it’s so important to visit us for regular checkups. We can detect the problem in its early stages when it’s easy to treat. With the help of our gum disease treatment in Burlington, you will:

  • Avoid tooth loss, a consequence of advanced periodontal disease
  • Maintain a healthy and beautiful smile
  • Put an end to symptoms like bad breath
  • Feel confident about your oral and overall health
  • Brush and floss at home without pain

If you notice symptoms like sensitive, red, or swollen gums, or bleeding when you brush and floss, call 336-347-4195 for an appointment.

Our Deep Cleaning Procedure Will Replenish Your Gum Health

A gum infection not only puts your oral health at risk, but your overall health too. Research shows that gum disease can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. By pursuing treatment, you avoid these consequences along with other symptoms like tooth loss.

We use a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing to treat the infection. Here is what you can expect:

  •  Your dentist will start by using a needle-free anesthetic to numb the area where we’ll be treating your gums. You can also choose sedation options – laughing gas, oral sedation, or IV sedation, depending on how nervous you feel.
  • Next we’ll thoroughly clean in and around your gums to get rid of plaque, bacteria, and tartar (scaling).
  • Then your dentist will smooth out your exposed tooth roots so your gums can reattach to your teeth (root planing). This helps you avoid further infection.

It may be necessary for you to return again soon so your dentist can monitor your gum health. We can work with you on restoring your gumline as well. Remember, it’s important to visit us twice a year for regular cleanings and exams so you avoid disease and other problems.

If you are concerned about your gum health, call 336-347-4195 for gum disease treatment in Burlington.