Gum Disease Therapy

Ultrasonic Cleaning in Eagan, MN

There are multiple treatment options for periodontal (gum) disease

Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal or gum disease, which develops when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. At Now Care Dental, we offer the latest treatments for gum disease—and will evaluate your gums and recommend the best therapy options for you.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is a silent, painless and communicable bacterial infection that often goes undetected until severe gum and bone destruction is unbearable. Left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss.

Gum disease symptoms

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), you may need gum disease treatment if you are experiencing these symptoms:

  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath that won't go away
  • Receding gums or longer appearing teeth

The NIDCR also says factors that can increase your risk of developing gum disease include smoking, diabetes, medications and hormonal changes. Your DNA can also play a role, making you more prone to periodontal disease.

Gum disease treatments

Our skilled dentists are trained in the latest treatment of gum disease ideal for beginning to moderate gum disease cases: laser treatment. In this plaque-removing procedure, the laser gently disinfects and evaporates diseased tissues from around the tooth and inside the gum pocket. This gum disease therapy is an effective and comfortable option that enables patients to recovery quickly.

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning treatment for gum disease, but can be more painful than laser therapy. If you have a severe or advanced case of periodontal disease, you may need surgery.

Need emergency gum disease therapy?

We are here to help! Answering services are available 24/7, so call Now Care Dental at (651) 686-6800 to schedule an appointment. Clinic hours are 10am to 8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Call (651) 686-6800 to schedule an appointment or complete our appointment request form.