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Gum Disease Treatment Baltimore, MD

Periodontal Therapy An Overview

Do your gums regularly bleed when brushing? Have you noticed changes in the shape or color of the gums, fit of the bite?

We offer a complete range of gum disease treatment for patients dealing with the various stages of gum disease. Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Roham Rafat work with each of our patients to create a comprehensive treatment plan based on their needs.

Treating periodontal disease in the earliest stage may minimize your risk of developing extensive damage to the teeth, gums, and bone structure. There are two main stages of periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. The first is gingivitis, which is the milder form and easily reversible with regular flossing and routine professional cleaning. The second stage is periodontitis, which is a more serious, destructive form of gum disease diagnosed by the recession of gums and supporting bone away from the teeth.

treatment for gum disease in Baltimore Maryland

What causes gum disease?

Factors that contribute to periodontal disease include smoking or chewing tobacco, certain medications, defective fillings, crooked teeth, systemic disease, improper home care, and irregular dental cleanings.

Because gum disease is usually not painful, most patients may not know they have it until it is too late. Warning signs of gum disease include:

  • Gums that bleed during tooth brushing and/or flossing
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating; any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures.

To ensure that your gum disease doesn’t progress from a mild to a more advanced stage, we apply Arestin® antibiotic therapy and irrigation (flushing) to kill and eliminate any residual bacteria left after deep cleaning.

Dr. Lazer along with the hygienist examines your mouth for gum disease. Together they will recommend the appropriate treatment options.

Periodontal Therapy What to Expect

Depending on your specific gum disease symptoms, Dr. Lazer offers several gum disease treatment options. Patients with early signs of gum disease may benefit from intensive teeth cleaning known as scaling and root planing. During this procedure, the dentist will remove plaque and tartar from the deep pockets of the gum.

Patients who have advanced signs of gum disease may be treated with laser dentistry. If you have missing teeth or are about to lose teeth as a result of gum disease, there are a number of replacement options including affordable dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures.

Bident Tissue Recontouring

Bident is a bipolar surgical device that allows Dr. Lazer to offer advanced periodontal services that are quicker, safer and more comfortable. Common soft tissue procedures such as frenectomy, gingivoplasty, gingivectomy and crown lengthening can be performed in the comfort of our Baltimore dentist office.

Schedule a Dental Exam

If you’re searching for a dentist that treats gum disease in Owings Mills, MD and Baltimore, MD, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ed Lazer. He offers many gum disease treatments to help you heal and prevent all stages of periodontal disease. Call us at (410) 697-6290 or request a consultation online.

Periodontal Therapy FAQs

Is gum disease treatment painful?

No. Treatment for mild to moderate gum disease issues is not painful. The most common treatment for bleeding gums is called scaling and root planning, which is comparable to a deep cleaning massage for your gums.

Can I cure gum disease at home?

No. Without help from a dentist, you can take steps to curb the symptoms of gum disease, but you won’t be able to completely rid yourself of it. If you notice the early signs of gum disease, you can take steps to protect yourself from it progressing to the advanced stages.

Is gum disease permanent?

No. Fortunately gum disease is treatable, even in the more severe stages like advanced periodontal disease. Dr. Lazer can help cure your bleeding gums and gum disease in a timely manner, before it gets worse. It is best to visit your dentist as soon as possible to address your gum health issues before they advance.