You probably know your gums are important, but you may not realize just how important they are until a problem arises. Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, can cause discomfort and irritation in the mouth and if it continues to develop, can lead to significant damage to the mouth structure that supports your jawbone. At Blackrock Dental, we make sure to keep a close eye on your periodontal health during routine exams and cleanings. However, if we notice any issues have developed, we have the latest technology and expertise to treat gum disease quickly and effectively.

An Overview of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is easier to catch and treat when the symptoms first start showing up, but we can provide the care you need for any stage of periodontal disease. The following are some signs of gum disease to watch for:

  • Constant bad breath
  • Bleeding or sensitive gums
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Receding gums
  • Excessive tartar buildup
  • Gum irritation
  • Swollen or red gums
  • Pus on the gum line
  • Sensitivity in the teeth

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Here at Blackrock Dental, we use state-of-the-art laser technology to help rid your mouth of the effects of periodontal disease. Laser therapy allows us to provide the care you need in a precise, less invasive way. We will be able to quickly and accurately find the diseased area, without even needing to use a general anesthetic. There will be less bleeding and swelling with this method than the traditional treatment for periodontal disease. Recovery time will also be short, but the results will last.

Let Us Help

Come see our team at Blackrock Dental today and let us help rid your mouth of periodontal disease. Whether you are just noticing early signs or are dealing with the later effects of gum disease, we can help.