Enjoy Improved Oral Health
Gum disease can have disastrous consequences on your oral and overall health. The beginning stages, however, may go unnoticed as symptoms usually include bleeding gums when you eat, brush, or floss, or chronic bad breath. What many patients do not realize on time is that these symptoms are, in fact, a sign that a more serious condition needs to be addressed. When toxins from oral bacteria have a chance to build up in the mouth, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Dr. James Rogers offers gum disease treatment in his office to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums and enjoy improved oral health.
70% OF ADULTS OVER 65 HAVE HAVE PERIODONTITIS
30% OF PEOPLE AGED 65–74 HAVE NO NATURAL TEETH
85 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
The Stages of Gum Disease
Gum disease occurs in three stages: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. During the initial stage of gingivitis, you may experience tender or bleeding gums, but this stage is reversible with timely treatment. In the second stage, symptoms progress and plaque can build up below the gum line, deepening the periodontal “pockets” and causing harm to the gums. In the final stage of gum disease, significant bone deterioration occurs, causing the teeth to loosen. In this most severe stage, teeth are at a high risk for being lost or removed and systemic health complications may arise, including heart disease and diabetes.
While it is critical to catch gum disease early, measures can be taken at any stage to help lessen the effects and help maintain your oral health. Dr. Rogers offers a variety of gum disease treatments targeted to the specific stage of gum disease and the current condition of your oral health. We will assess your dental health during your evaluation and determine the best treatment plan from there.
Gum Disease Treatments
Laser gum therapy
Gently targets and eliminates diseased gum tissue from below the gum line without harming surrounding healthy gums and teeth.
Trims away diseased gums and reshapes bone to eliminate bacteria and restore the gums back to a healthy, functional state.
Scaling and root planing
Non-surgically removes plaque buildup from above and below the gum line and smooths teeth surfaces to help gums reattach.
Routine deep cleanings that occur after gum disease treatment that cleans above and below the gum line to prevent symptoms from returning.
Removes and reshapes diseased gum tissue to eliminate periodontal “pockets” and encourage healthy reattachment of the gums to the teeth.
Improved Patient Experiences
Dr. Rogers is continuously looking for ways to improve the patient experience at his office. As a result, he offers the option of minimally invasive laser gum therapy if you desire a scalpel- and incision-free alternative to gum disease treatment. Along with being highly experienced in periodontics, Dr. Rogers annually attends continuing educations courses pertaining to laser treatment to stay up-to-date on current procedures and gain knowledge in less invasive treatment options for patients. We work diligently to ensure that your gum disease treatment is timely, effective, and helps restore your mouth to a beautiful and functional state.