Gum Disease

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums and the bone that supports your teeth. Dr. Allman’s Cosmetic and Family Dentistry’s philosophy is that it makes good sense to take care of gum conditions and prevent other more serious problems with a patient’s health. We believe it is important to treat each patient as a whole person and not just address a problem tooth or an issue with gums. We know that when you have any kind of infection of the gums or bones, you are seven times more likely to have heart disease, as well as other health problems throughout your body. Obviously, this makes it essential that you take good care of your mouth.

There are a number of ways that we can treat gum disease, beginning with proper cleaning. We have four levels of cleaning, from a gentle, light cleaning to a laser cleaning. The laser method offers a deeper cleaning than any of the other options, and is an incredible improvement over the old surgery style of treating periodontal disease. The laser is so gentle and easy on the patient; the treatment is actually peaceful. There is no cutting, bleeding, or discomfort. We have been using laser cleaning for over twelve years now, and have found that our patients are extremely satisfied with its effectiveness and with the final results.

Once our patients have gotten a thorough cleaning after a diagnosis of gum disease, we educate them on proper oral hygiene. We encourage continued regularly scheduled cleanings and check-ups in order to monitor the progress of their oral regimen and its effect on their dental health.

We offer a comprehensive oral check-up system for all patients who visit us regularly for dental care. Call Dr. Allman’s Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today to schedule a cleaning and consultation, and find out how to avoid the problems associated with gum disease. 816-628-3384