Do your gums bleed easily? Are they tender?
If you notice your gums pulling away from your teeth, you might be in the early stages of gum disease (gingivitis) or in the more advanced stage (periodontitis). Left untreated, periodontitis can cause bone loss, and your teeth might shift or become loose.
Laser Gum Therapy
Laser therapy is one of the most interesting new developments in dental technology. Using lasers, Findlay Creek is able to help improve patient comfort while eliminating the need for expensive treatments in certain cases.
We’re outfitted with Kavo Key 3 Lasers, which we use in both gum treatment and soft tissue procedures. We use our lasers to treat many soft tissue issues in our patients. These procedures range from the simple treatment of tooth sensitivity to operculectomy, the removal of the gums over a tooth that has not broken through.
One of our most popular treatments is the removal of canker sores. Lasers work to help eradicate these pesky inflammations. They help the surrounding tissue heal while removing the infection in the sore itself.
Laser procedures may speed up the recovery time for patients, meaning you may be able to get back to doing what you do faster.
Gum recession is a common side effect of gum disease. If left untreated too long, it can leave parts of teeth exposed, making it more likely that they will decay. We offer gum grafting services that help cover up those danger areas.
Gum Pocket Reduction
Periodontal disease can create “pockets” next to your teeth as the gums become less securely attached. These pockets can be difficult to clean at home, and often require cleaning during routine exams.
Dr Sheema Samarrae and her team at Findlay Creek can perform procedures that help reduce the size and depth of these pockets, which in turn helps teeth remain healthy and strong.