HomeBlogWhy Dentist for Barrington IL Suggests Sending Gums to Therapy

Why would your gums need therapy? Dr. Lodding, your dentist serving Barrington IL, has seen first-hand the damage bacteria can cause once it sneaks below the gum line. It often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction (which may manifest as teeth suddenly falling out) makes its presence irrefutable. Why wait for the pain and loss before treating this insidious bacterium?

How do you know if your gums need therapy? The most definite way to determine the health of your gums is through regular dental cleanings and checkups. But there are also signs you should be aware of that indicate you need to seek professional help! The most common symptom is bleeding of the gums when brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods. Other symptoms are sensitivity to hot and cold, gum recession, chronic bad breath, spaces developing between the teeth, swollen or tender gums, or a change in the color of your gums to a dark red.

The latest in conservative gum therapy uses a laser. Gently disinfecting and evaporating diseased tissue from around your teeth and inside gum pockets, the laser buys the time needed for healing to occur. Depending on the extent of your gum disease, several systematic sessions with the laser may be required. Eventually the gum pocket will remain disease-free and hopefully your tissues can reattach at a normal depth without requiring surgery.

Laser therapy is gentle, effective and offers a quick recovery for mild to moderate periodontal cases. Consult Dr. Lodding today to see how this dentist assists Barrington IL residents with the health and preservation of their smiles!

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