Hudson Valley Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common health problems in the world, as well as the leading cause of lost teeth. In fact, nearly 80% of the population is suspected to suffer from a mild to severe form, with many of those people being completely unaware of their condition. That’s because gum disease often seems very benign in the earliest stages, resulting in cases going untreated until they’ve advanced to destructive stages. At Hudson Valley Dental Arts, Dr. Larry Hamburg can help restore health to ailing patients’ smiles with state-of-the-art soft tissue laser treatment. Contact our Poughkeepsie, NY practice today to schedule an appointment!
Common symptoms of gum disease include the following:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen, tender, or excessively red gum tissue
- Bad breath that isn’t alleviated with brushing/flossing/mouthwash
- Teeth that appear longer over time (a sign of a receding gum line)
- A change in the way your bite fits together or teeth that feel looser
During your routine check-ups, our team will carefully screen for the presence of gum disease. In mild instances, an in-depth cleaning may be enough to reverse any ill effects. When the damage has become more moderate, though, it’s necessary to treat the periodontal pockets and remove harmful bacteria. This is accomplished with a soft tissue laser, which Dr. Hamburg uses to precisely eliminate diseased tissue and infection. Unlike the traditional scalpel, this method minimizes bleeding and improves healing time, resulting in a more comfortable experience overall for patients from Wappingers Falls and surrounding areas.