Periodontal (Gum) Care Services in Omaha

Specialized treatment for your gums is called periodontal care. The health of your gums is important to your overall health and wellness. Healthy gums keep bad bacteria away and can help prevent tooth decay.

Poor oral hygiene, certain illnesses, medications, hormones, and your family history are all things that can make it more likely for plaque and bacteria to build up in your mouth and cause gum disease. Our knowledgeable dentists can help you identify the cause of your gum disease and recommend the best treatment for your situation.

Periodontal Cleaning

Available Treatment Options for Gum Disease

Our goal is to keep your gums in great shape through regular checkups, professional cleanings at the dentist’s office, and good brushing and flossing at home. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease and need more advanced treatment to make it better, the team at Today’s Dental provides the following treatment options.

  • Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) - this procedure removes bacteria and plaque buildup from around or above the gum line. Deep cleaning, smoothing, and reshaping the roots of your teeth can treat and help prevent buildup.
  • Laser periodontal treatment - the use of dental lasers can make gum disease treatment more comfortable and shorten recovery times. Today’s Dental has invested in this state-of-the-art technology to target advanced gum disease in an effective, precise, and less-invasive way for our patients.

Gum Disease Warning Signs

It is important to know not all problems with your gums will cause pain or other symptoms. Gum disease may start out mild (a condition called “gingivitis”) and if not corrected, it can progress to cause more serious dental health concerns. A few common symptoms of gum disease to look out for:

  • Swollen, red, or tender gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding during brushing or flossing
  • Bad breath that doesn’t go away
  • Gums that have receded above your normal gum line (your teeth may appear longer)
  • Bad taste in your mouth

If your dentist recommends a treatment or device to prevent damage to your teeth, we will discuss your treatment options and cost upfront.

Periodontal Symptoms

If you’re experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, it is time to make an appointment for a checkup. Diagnosing and treating your gum disease early may help you avoid more serious problems and costly treatments.

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