Dr. Gray Bailey treats periodontal disease in Prairieville, LA. Periodontitis or gum disease begins as gingivitis, which is marked by irritation, redness, swelling, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This serious gum infection can damage the gums, causing gum recession and even tooth loss.
Gum disease is often caused by smoking and tobacco use, certain medications, or poor oral hygiene. Regular dental appointments help prevent mild symptoms from increasing in severity. Our wide array of gum disease treatments can restore your smile and the health of your teeth and gums if symptoms of periodontitis progress.
Gum Disease Treatment in Prairieville, LA
There are multiple treatments we offer to remove the gum infection and help preserve the soft tissues of the mouth. Dr. Bailey will examine your teeth and gums before choosing the right treatment for your needs.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Used in tandem, scaling and root planing remove tartar and plaque buildup from the gums and tooth roots. Using specialized dental tools, Dr. Bailey performs gum scaling treatment by scraping away plaque and tartar build-up from around and beneath deep gum pockets. Root planing smooths down the tooth roots
- Gingivectomy: During a gingivectomy, we remove infected gum tissue from the mouth. We will often use a dental laser for this treatment. Dental lasers release light and heat energy that painlessly removes tissue.
- LANAP® Laser Treatment: Dental lasers allow our dentists to efficiently operate on the soft tissues of the mouth. The Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) addresses severe cases of gum disease. This laser removes diseased tissue while also sealing off blood vessels immediately to prevent bleeding after the procedure. The dental laser also stimulates the natural regeneration of healthy gum tissue.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you have irritated gums? Are you looking for comfortable treatment for periodontitis? Call Absolute Quality Care Family Dentistry for dental care at 225.424.6449. Request a consultation with Dr. Bailey on our website. If you have any questions about gum disease or your options for treatment, let our dentists know. We always want our patients to be informed about their dental decisions.