Periodontal Treatment in Omaha
When it comes to taking care your oral health, we don’t just look after your teeth—we make sure your gums are in good condition too. Healthy gums protect your teeth and keep bad bacteria out that can negatively affect both your dental health and your overall health. At Today’s Dental, we diagnose gum disease and provide personalized periodontal care to keep your smile in peak condition.
Signs of Gum Disease
Gum disease doesn’t necessarily cause pain so it’s important to keep an eye out for other signs and symptoms of the condition. If you notice any of the following, we recommend coming in for an appointment to see if further treatment is needed.
- Swollen gums
- Red gums
- Tender gums
- Bleeding gums (can happen during brushing or flossing)
- Receding gums (your teeth may look longer)
- Loose teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Bad taste in mouth
Types of Gum Disease Treatment
There are different stages of gum disease. The earliest stage is called gingivitis, which can then progress to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Depending on how severe your gum disease is, we provide periodontal treatment tailored to your needs.
A deep cleaning for gum disease is also called scaling and root planing. During this procedure, we remove any bacteria, plaque, and calculus that has built up around or below the gum line. Then, we smooth and shape the root of the tooth so bacteria can’t develop there in the future. Afterwards, we may also give you antibiotic treatment as part of your aftercare.
Laser Periodontal Treatment
Today’s Dental is proud to invest in state-of-the-art technology to provide our patients with an even higher level of care. One such piece of technology is our dental laser, which we use to provide more comfortable gum disease treatment. With laser periodontal therapy, we can precisely target and remove any inflamed or infected gum tissue. Not only is this method effective, but it’s also less invasive and results in shorter recovery periods for the patient.