Gum Disease Treatments - ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Don’t Let Gum Disease Damage Your Smile

Why Treat Gum Disease?

Gum disease may start quietly. At first, you may notice your gums feel more tender or bleed when you brush and floss. When plaque and calculus are allowed to accumulate on your teeth, your gums become inflamed and tender before pulling away from your teeth. If left unchecked, this infection can cause more than a little pink in the sink, though. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and even cause systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, or diabetes complications. The great news is that gum disease is preventable—and also curable at an early stage! Just be sure to brush and floss your teeth and have regular professional teeth cleanings and checkups. If you do require care for gum disease in Albuquerque, NM we’re the team to trust. Our skilled, caring dental team offers highly effective, minimally invasive treatments to keep infection under control and maintain proper oral health for years to come. Contact us at the first appearance of symptoms!

Gum Disease Warning Signs

  • Tender, inflamed, or bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
  • Loose, shifting teeth
  • Toothaches
  • Receding gums

Gum Disease Animation

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Targeted Treatment for Gum Disease

We provide multiple treatments for gum disease, depending on the severity of your case. We’ll begin with a consultation that includes an oral examination. We’ll assess your current oral health and provide you with a customized treatment plan that reflects your unique needs. With proper treatment, maintenance, and good oral health habits, gum disease doesn’t have to damage your smile again. Most importantly, a smile free from bacteria and infection helps you live an overall healthy lifestyle!

Key Gum Disease Treatments

Scaling and Root Planing
A non-surgical treatment, scaling and root planing is often the first procedure in the fight against gum disease. Scaling removes the bacterial plaque from above and below the gumline. Root planing smooths the tooth surfaces to encourage healthy tissue reattachment and protection against future infection.
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Osseous Surgery
Osseous surgery is the most comprehensive treatment for advanced gum disease. It involves removing the diseased gum tissue and repairing the damaged bone to restore support to the teeth. This surgery also removes the bacteria and calculus trapped in the deep pockets between the teeth.
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Periodontal Maintenance
Once gum disease has been comprehensively treated, periodontal maintenance is recommended to ensure it does not return. This procedure is completed every 3-4 months and involves a deep cleaning of the teeth at and below the gum line to remove bacteria and plaque accumulation. These deep cleanings will replace your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.
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Stop gum disease before it’s too late!

Schedule your gum disease consultation to get started.