Periodontal Treatment in Bossier City, LA
It’s a common misconception that gums don’t need any maintenance. When in reality, your gums actually have a significant impact on the overall health of your mouth and body. If you’re concerned about the health of your gums, contact our office so we can examine your smile for signs of gum disease. If you have gum disease, Dr. Rabalais will create a personalized, long-term maintenance plan to get your gums back into tip-top shape.
Common Signs of Gum Disease
Gum disease starts out as gingivitis, but can lead to periodontitis (full-blown gum disease) if it’s left untreated. If you’re wondering what signs you should look out for, here are some of the most common symptoms linked to gum disease.
- Bleeding Gums (From Brushing or Flossing)
- Chronic Bad Breath
- Loose Teeth
- Pockets Between Teeth & Gums
- Receding Gums
- Red or Swollen Gums
- Sensitive or Sore Gums
If you experience any of the symptoms above, we strongly encourage you to call our office to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
Root Scaling & Planing
Deep cleanings are generally used for treating mild to moderate stages of gum disease. During this process, we remove built up tartar and plaque located at or below the gum line using an ultrasonic scaling tool. After your teeth are clean and tartar-free, we smooth out your gums to prevent bacteria from collecting there in the future.
Soft Tissue Laser Treatment
Laser gum treatment is an alternative to invasive periodontal surgery. It’s utilized for treating more advanced stages of gum disease. The laser directly targets and removes infected gum tissue. One of the advantages of laser gum treatment is that it stimulates gum regeneration and promotes gum growth.