Combating Gum Disease With Non-Surgical Techniques

Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious oral health condition that can have severe consequences if not treated immediately. At the dental office of Dr. Franklin Landers, we offer innovative gum disease laser therapy to gently eliminate any infected tissue to help our patients reclaim their healthy smiles. Our Boynton Beach dentist is dedicated to providing gentle and high-quality care to patients in all of Southern Palm Beach County. Read on to learn more about gum treatments and if your smile’s oral health may benefit.

What is gum disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of your mouth’s soft tissues that can spread to other parts of your body if left untreated. This disease progresses in stages. Gingivitis, the earliest stage, is easily reversible, but advanced periodontitis can result in irreversible effects such as tooth loss. That’s why seeking treatment as early as possible is essential to prevent gum disease from worsening.

Understanding the signs and symptoms of gum disease

Because gum disease is best treated when caught in its early stages, it helps to be aware of its common symptoms. Schedule an appointment with our dentist if you experience:

  • Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Discoloration of the teeth or gums
  • A pimple (fistula) on the gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth

How does non surgical gum therapy work?

With periodontal treatment, Dr. Landers uses a specialized dental to gently eliminate infected gum tissue, stopping the infection in its tracks. From there, he’ll carefully remove any lingering plaque and tartar, ensuring your mouth is free of unhealthy bacteria. 

The benefits of non-surgical gum treatments

There are several benefits to choosing non-surgical gum therapy  over traditional methods to reverse your gum disease, such as:

  • Painless procedure
  • Reduced need for local anesthesia
  • Accelerated recovery time
  • No chemicals needed
  • More accurate procedure
  • Reduced chance of reinfection

Aftercare instructions and recommendations

Recovery following a non surgical gum therapy treatment depends on several factors, including your oral health, the nature of your procedure, and the severity of your condition. Dr. Landers will provide aftercare instructions at your appointment to ensure successful healing. He may recommend that you stick to a soft and liquid-based diet for at least 24 hours after your appointment and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.

Following periodontal therapy, it’s normal to experience the following:

  • Slight swelling and bleeding around the treatment site
  • Changes in gum color
  • Mild soreness and discomfort

Get your oral health back on track with Dr. Landers of Boynton Beach, Florida!

Don’t let gum disease ruin your healthy, beautiful smile. Gum therapy from Dr. Landers is a painless, convenient way to eliminate infected gum tissue and get your oral health back to the level it should be. Call our Boynton Beach, FL, office to schedule a consultation at (561) 770-6752 or book your appointment online by filling out our contact form. The Franklin A. Landers, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. office is located at 3607 West Woolbright Road and is available for patients in the Southern Palm Beach County area and beyond!