Advanced Gum Disease Treatment – Dr. Colin Richman

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Advanced Gum Disease Treatment

Advanced gum disease, clinically known as chronic periodontal disease, is often viewed as a silent health condition. Its symptoms may not become easily apparent until there has been significant and irreversible tissue damage.

However, there are clinical diagnostic procedures that make it possible for this disease to be identified and treated more readily. smile.


Recognizing Advanced Gum Disease

As a chronic disease, many of the signs and symptoms of advanced periodontal disease are similar to the signs of infection or inflammation in other parts of the body. This includes:

  • Gums that are red, swollen, painful or tender
  • Bleeding during normal brushing, flossing or chewing
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Receding gums or teeth that appear to be getting longer
  • Teeth that are loose or separating
  • Sores, bumps or blisters in the mouth
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Teeth that don’t seem to fit together
  • A changing or uncomfortable bite
  • Dentures and partials that no longer fit comfortably
  • A history of tooth loss due to gum disease
  • Familial history of tooth loss and/or periodontal disease

Treating Advanced Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease can be treated in a number of ways, according to your physical health and the extent of the disease, including:

  • Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)
  • Scaling and Root Planing (surgical or non-surgical)
  • Antibiotic Therapy
  • Gum Grafting
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Ridge Augmentation

Your participation and compliance in the dental office and at home will help to ensure that your treatment is truly successful.

If you are affected by one or more of these symptoms, we recommend that you schedule a comprehensive periodontal examination. 

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