Gum Disease Treatment Regain Healthy Pink Gums
  • Remove infected tissue with laser dentistry
  • Receive bacterial testing for personalized care
  • Know your risk of diabetes & periodontal problems

Protect Your Smile With Gum Disease Treatment in Gillette, WY

Gum disease is bad for your gums, bad for your teeth, and bad for your whole body. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults, and it has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, premature births, and low birth weight. This is why it’s also important for us to provide great gum disease treatment in Gillette, WY. With our help, you can:

  • Avoid unattractive and unhealthy receding gums
  • Prevent bone and tooth loss
  • Reduce your risk of related health conditions
  • Eliminate chronic bad breath

Don’t let periodontal disease wreck your gums – or your health! Call Synergy Dental Center at 307 228 7117 to make an appointment with Dr. David Porter.

Be Proactive About Your Periodontal Health

Periodontal problems are shockingly common in the United States. Nearly half of Americans age 30 years and older have some form of it. Since gum infections can lead to or worsen other systemic health issues, we are proactive in our approach to prevention and treatment.

When patients come in for a dental cleaning and exam, we perform an oral bacterial test. We check a gum sample using a microscope for signs of gum disease. We follow up with testing by an outside lab, which can help us provide personalized treatment for your situation.

If you do have periodontal disease, we’ll do a quick A1C test as a part of our general dental care. In about six minutes, you can learn your average blood glucose levels from the previous three months. If your A1C test results suggest you may have or be at risk of diabetes, we can introduce you to a holistic approach to controlling your condition. Dr. Porter works closely with several doctors so you can get the help you need.

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Repair Your Receding Gums

After you have completed gum disease treatment, we can focus on restoring your healthy smile. As part of our biologic dental care, we use advanced techniques such as bacteria gum therapy. To reverse your gum recession, we use a dental laser and PRF treatments.

Once gums have started to recede, you want to prevent the damage from getting worse. With our Fotona LightWalker® dental laser, we can painlessly remove infected tissue. This process preserves more of your healthy tissue than surgical removal of bad tissue.

For PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) treatment, we need just a small sample of blood. Using a centrifuge, we separate it into platelets, plasma, and fibrin. We then apply the fibrin to your gumline to reduce recovery time and regenerate new gum tissue. To put it simply, this biological process takes advantage of your body’s immune system to help you heal faster.

To prevent problems or to receive gum disease treatment in Gillette, WY, schedule online or call 307 228 7117 today.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease treatment is designed to rid your mouth of built-up tartar, plaque, and bacteria that can wreak havoc on your gums. Your hygienist or dentist will use a treatment plan that works best for your unique situation and preferences to carefully get your gums back into shape. Using a laser, Dr. Porter can remove damaged gum tissue and seal your gums back to help prevent further infection.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

We aim to keep your gum disease treatment completely comfortable. We’ll gently numb your gums if needed, so you don’t feel discomfort during the treatment. In addition, if you’re nervous about your procedure, we offer three forms of sedation. Choose inhaled sedation using laughing gas, oral conscious sedation with a small pill, or IV sedation.

What are gum disease symptoms?

In its early stages, there are often no symptoms associated with gum disease. This is why it is called a silent killer. However, your gums may become red, puffy, and painful as it progresses. Your gums may also bleed when you brush or floss. In its advanced stages, gum disease can cause teeth to wiggle or fall out. Worse, it can also contribute to systemic health problems like diabetes.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that build ups around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulates. In advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out.