Gum Disease Treatment

End Bad Breath & Sore Gums
  • Improve your oral & overall health
  • Keep your gums & bone healthy & whole
  • Treat gum disease in its earliest stage

Get Healthy Gums With Gum Disease Treatment in Sand Springs

To keep your smile healthy smile, you need healthy gums. Periodontal problems are the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. By getting gum disease treatment in Sand Springs, you can:

  • Prevent tooth and bone loss
  • Safeguard your smile from disease
  • Avoid tender, sore, and bleeding gums
  • Improve your confidence in your oral health
  • Restore your gums’ healthy appearance

If you need periodontal care, make plans to visit LakeCrest Dental. Call us today at 918-205-4386.

Save Your Smile From Gum Infection

We focus on non-surgical treatments for gum disease as part of our general dentistry. In most cases, we can accomplish this with a two-part procedure called scaling and root planing. This process has been effective in treating periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease.

Here’s what happens:

  • The first step is scaling to remove plaque and tartar that has built up on and below your gumline.
  • The second step is root planing. By clearing bacteria from the roots of your teeth, we create a smooth surface. This helps your gums reattach to your teeth as you recover and prevents more bacteria from accumulating.

Your comfort is a priority during any procedure at our practice. Though we use local anesthesia to minimize discomfort, our sedation options can also help in two ways. First, they ease anxiety you may be feeling about your treatment. Second, they provided added pain relief during the procedure.

You Don’t Have to Suffer When Your Gums Need Help

In addition to tooth loss, gum disease may lead to diabetes complications. People with infected gums also may be more likely to have cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and respiratory issues. The symptoms of gum disease can include one or more of the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Lingering bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Sore or tender gums

If you notice these signs, take action today! To receive gum disease treatment in Sand Springs, call LakeCrest Dental at 918-205-4386 or schedule online.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that builds up around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulates. In advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out.

What is gum disease treatment?

We treat gum disease with a two-part deep cleaning therapy called scaling and root planing. It involves eliminating bacteria from the “pockets” that have been created in between your gum tissues and teeth (scaling) and smoothing your tooth roots to assist in recovery (root planing). The treatment returns your gum tissues to good health and avoids the bone loss and missing teeth that occur in the disease’s advanced phases.

What are gum disease symptoms?

In its early stages, there are often no noticeable symptoms of gum disease. However, there are several signs of gum disease you should look out for. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, or if they’re red and puffy and sore to the touch, you may be experiencing gum disease. If any of these signs are present, we recommend you contact our office as soon as possible for an appointment.