At Gillespie Dentistry, we realize that no two smiles are the same; one may require basic treatment while another needs an extra boost. For patients who have struggled with the symptoms of gum disease, we are here for you!
Dr. Brad proudly offers the very best gum disease treatment near Vancouver, WA because he works hard to ensure that all you get all the treatment you need, in-house.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is typically characterized as a build-up of bacteria along the gum line. There are many catalysts for gum disease, including unhealthy oral care habits, long-term illnesses, poor diet, hereditary factors, and more.
No matter the reason, untreated periodontal disease can truly wreak havoc on the rest of the body, putting patients at a higher risk for the following, potentially deadly conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Premature Or Low-Weight Babies
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Attending your routine dental checkups is the best way to ensure that your mouth is healthy and free from gum disease. Symptoms aren't always apparent in all patients, but if you are experiencing one or more of the following, it's very important that you schedule an exam with Dr. Brad:
- Loosening teeth
- Pain in the teeth or mouth
- Receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Persistent mouth sores
- Persistent bad breath
- Pus between teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures
- A change in your bite
How We Treat Gum Disease
Gum disease can be dangerous when left untreated, but it's also a condition that can be comfortably treated. Dr. Brad uses the latest periodontist-approved tools and techniques to eradicate the disease, restoring the health of mouths and bodies.
We offer the following treatments for gum disease at our Vancouver dentist office:
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)
Are you suffering from receding gums? This condition isn't just unsightly, it can also weaken teeth, causing damage that could lead to widespread tooth loss. If your gum disease has caused considerable gum recession, we may recommend pinhole gum therapy to restore the health of your mouth.
Dr. Brad proudly treats recession using the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST). This special therapeutic method is one of the least invasive ways to repair the gums - free from grafts or stitches. This simple, minimally-invasive procedure could take years off your smile, giving you a stunning look and an overall healthier body.
- Less gum pain and discomfort
- Faster recovery (when compared to traditional gum surgeries)
- No sutures, scalpels, or invasive surgical tools
- No donor tissue needed
- Long-lasting results
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Dr. Brad performs scaling and root planing (SRP) to treat gingivitis, deeply cleaning below the gum line, and smoothing the surface of the tooth. SRP is a common treatment that eradicates plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation.
Best of all, SRP cleans the area while also preventing gum disease from forming again in the future.
Advanced Periodontal Care For Healthier Smiles
A healthy body starts with a healthy gum line! Call us today to schedule your appointment.
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