Regain Your Best Smile with St. Peter, MN Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease (also known as gum infection) is one of the most common health problems in the world, as well as the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. At Valley View Dental, Dr. Jennifer Miller and the rest of our team take this threat very seriously. We strive to protect patients with thorough periodontal screenings and revitalizing treatment options that are personalized to fit your needs. Patients from Arlington, MN and surrounding areas are encouraged to contact us today and schedule an appointment. We see whole families!
Do I have gum disease?
Common indications of gum disease include the following:
- Gums that bleed when brushing and/or flossing.
- Gums that seem overly puffy, tender, and/or red.
- Excessive bad breath.
- A change in the way certain teeth or your bite feel.
- Teeth that appear longer and longer over time (a sign of gum recession).
At Valley View Dental, our recommendation for gum disease treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. More frequent dental cleanings with our hygiene department may be enough to combat the effects of early-stage gum disease (also known as gingivitis), while involved care could be necessary for moderate to severe cases. Periodontal therapy is an in-depth hygiene service that cleans bacteria from below the gum line and smooths the tough root surfaces to prevent plaque from accumulating there, reinvigorating your smile. Advanced soft tissue laser treatment is also available, which reduces the amount of bacteria precisely and comfortably.
Dr. Miller strongly recommends PerioProtect® as an effective and sensible at-home method for treating the dangerous bacteria that contribute to gum disease. The process is simple – our team will provide you with the proper medication and oral trays that have been customized for your unique mouth. The patient simply places the medication in the trays and wears them in the comfort of their own home. The medication is able to move under the gums and treat the pockets where bacteria live, bolstering the revitalizing affects you have already achieved during professional cleanings with our team.