Gum Disease Treatment Gorham

Stop Gum Disease & Smile Brighter

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Periodontal (gum) disease is the breakdown and deterioration of the gums and the bones that support the teeth. The bacterium in plaque is the culprit for this breakdown and deterioration. Untreated, the gums and teeth start separating and cause pockets to develop in the space. The root surface and the underlying bone are then affected, which leads to the bone deteriorating. Teeth can be lost because of this untreated condition. If this sounds familiar, Morgan-Hill Dental Care can help by providing gum disease treatment in Gorham, so call us today.

Why Choose Morgan-Hill Dental Care for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • State-of-the-Art Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Comprehensive Deep Cleanings with Talented Hygiene Team
  • Sedation Dentistry Available

Signs of Gum Disease

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When you visit Morgan-Hill Dental Care for your regular exam, we will check for any signs of gum disease that may be developing. If you think you may have this or may be developing it, please call our office and allow us to examine your gums. Together we can create a treatment plan to save your teeth if possible.

  • If you have loose permanent teeth or if you have lost any permanent teeth, this may be the reason. Space forming between any teeth and gums can be a sign as well as if there is any pus being released from between the teeth and gums.
  • Teeth shifting from their original place is a possible sign.
  • Bleeding, red, swollen, or tender gums could also be a result of periodontal disease.
  • The chronic bad breath you struggle with could be because of this condition.

Some factors can increase our chances of developing gum disease. Poor nutrition, stress, tobacco use, puberty, diabetes, and even clenching or grinding teeth can increase our chances of having to deal with this disease.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

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To treat gum disease, Dr. Hill and Dr. Morgan offer three unique solutions that are not only safe and effective but easy to perform and require little to no recovery for you. These include scaling and root planing, laser periodontal treatment, and antibiotic treatment.

Scaling & Root Planing

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Scaling requires removing plaque and tartar build up around the teeth and gums, often reaching deep within the gum pockets, while root planing smooths out the tooth roots. This encourages positive reattachment of the gums and reduces the chances of reinfection over time.

Laser Periodontal Treatment

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Using a diode laser, we can easily target pockets of bad bacteria in the deepest crevices of your mouth. Because of the concentrated beam of light, healthy tissues remain untouched while harmful particles are removed, creating a healthy environment for your gums to heal. By using a laser, it minimizes bleeding, swelling, and post-op infection.

Antibiotic Treatment

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Antibiotic treatment is commonly used in combination with scaling and root planing and/or laser periodontal treatment. Because bacteria can burrow into areas that cannot be reached with traditional instruments, we can apply a specific antibiotic to your gum pockets. The medication will then disperse over several weeks, eliminating any remaining bacteria and allowing for successful healing.