A smile affected by periodontal disease can make you look older than you are. It can also raise your likelihood of systemic illness, but often, those with periodontal infection are worried that the cost of dental treatments and missed work hours will be too great. The reverse is actually true. Putting treatment off until later will likely mean that you need more extensive, expensive dental work. The benefits of immediate treatment of gingivitis in Pittsburgh, PA, are many.
Short Term Benefits of Gum Disease Treatment
1. Clearing away the bacteria and infected gum tissue leaves your mouth fresh and clean. You will have fresher breath, a better taste in your mouth, and no more bleeding gums.
2. Your smile will be more attractive. Receding gums can be restored to healthy levels in order to frame your teeth beautifully and provide them with a protective barrier against decay.
Long Term Benefits of Gum Disease Treatment
1. Your oral health and your budget are protected. Untreated gum disease can lead to receding gums, the loss of teeth and jaw bone deterioration. This means an extensive treatment plan consisting of gum grafts, bone grafts, and dental implants.
2. Your overall wellness is protected. Diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and certain types of cancer have been linked to the chronic infection and inflammation of gum disease.
Gum disease treatments do not have to be uncomfortable or require lengthy recovery periods. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical deep cleaning option. There is also a laser gum surgery option, the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), which achieves excellent results without making even one surgical incision.
For a convenient laser treatment of gingivitis in Pittsburgh, PA, call our office today. You can have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michael C. Stypula and discover how we can restore your receding gums and your healthy smile.