Gum Disease Treatment
in Lexington, Kentucky

If you are in need of gum disease treatment in Lexington, Kentucky, consider the experienced team at Smart Dental! We offer a wide variety of treatments helping you achieve healthy gums to support your teeth for a lifetime.

Gum Disease Treatment in Lexington, Kentucky

If you’ve developed periodontal disease, you may notice that your gums are swollen, painful, or bleed when they are brushed. This means that your gums are infected with bacteria. If you do nothing, the infection could spread and cause major damage to the structures that support your teeth. Fortunately, there are options if you’re looking for periodontal treatment in Lexington, Kentucky.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by plaque. Plaque is bacteria that forms on your gums and teeth and causes infections that spread to the teeth and jawbones. Gum disease can usually be prevented by good at-home care and regular cleanings. If left untreated, gum disease can cause bad breath, swollen or reddened gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, infections in your teeth and jaw bones, and ultimately, tooth loss. Our comprehensive periodontal services can help treat gum disease and in most cases, reverse its effects.

Smart Dental offers a variety of treatments for gum disease that can help you maintain good gum health and good oral health.

Scaling and Root Planing

The first of many periodontal services, this is a deep cleaning process that has two parts. Scaling is when a member of our team removes the plaque and tartar both above and below your gum line. Root planing is when the teeth roots are smoothed out to prevent future buildups.

Gum Graft Surgery

In a gum graft, we will remove a section of tissue from the roof of your mouth or from other nearby gum tissue that is healthy. This healthy tissue will be used to replace damaged or diseased gum tissue, promoting regeneration.

Gingivectomy

This simple surgical procedure is performed by removing damaged or diseased gum from around a tooth or a group of teeth. This can be done to fight gum disease or to lengthen the width or height of one or more teeth.

Root Surface Debridement

This procedure is a deep cleaning periodontal service. It involves carefully removing any plaque and calculus deposits from the root’s surface. The purpose is to get deep into the pocket of the gums to remove harmful bacteria.

Laser Treatment

If you have gum disease, a dentist may use laser treatment to gently remove the growing bacteria and any tissue that’s diseased from the pocket of the gum. This minimally invasive alternative ensures less discomfort for the patient and reduces healing time following the procedure.

Pocket Reduction

Your dentist may opt for pocket reduction, which begins with folding back the gum tissue and removing any bacteria. Any irregularities in the bone are then smoothed out. This will let the gum tissue attach once more with healthy bone and reduce the size of the infected pockets.

Ridge Preservation

This service is a type of bone grafting. It involves using regenerative bone grafting material. This material is placed in one or more empty tooth sockets. This is done so that the bone may begin to rebuild after an extraction left a weakened area.

Regenerative Procedures

It may be recommended that you undergo a regenerative procedure if you have suffered from bone and tissue loss due to gum disease. A dentist at Smart Dental will begin by folding back the gum tissue, removing harmful bacteria, and then adding membranes, tissue-stimulating proteins, or bone grafts to encourage your body to regenerate bone and tissue.

Bone Grafting

During this procedure, the dentist will make an incision in your gum to reach the bone beneath it. Then grafting material will be added. Usually, this is processed bone minerals that your body will deposit newly made bone cells around.

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