Gum Disease Treatments - Livermore, CA

Gum Disease Can Affect More Than Just Your Smile

We Offer a Variety of Treatments to Restore Your Health

If your gums are bleeding, or you experience pain from chewing or flossing, gum recession or foul breath, you may be suffering from symptoms of gum disease. Even if symptoms seem minor, they can quickly progress. Without treatment, gum disease progresses into advanced stages, potentially affecting more than just your oral health. Studies have shown links between gum disease and systemic illnesses, such as heart disease and stroke. Protect yourself by protecting your smile with gum disease treatments at Smiles by Design.

Gum disease can put your overall health at risk. Know the signs and symptoms.

Comprehensive Treatment Options in One Convenient Location

With advanced technology available at our office, you can receive dental treatments without the need for an outside referral to a periodontist. For your convenience, Smiles by Design offers the following treatment options for gum disease:

In the earliest stages of gum disease, scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that may be used for deep cleaning. During the procedure, your teeth are cleaned of all plaque and bacteria, and your roots’ surfaces are smoothed to prevent plaque and tartar from re-adhering.
Laser gum surgery is a minimally-invasive technique used to deeply clean beneath the gum’s surface, without cutting the gums. This procedure specifically targets diseased areas while leaving healthy tissue intact. During the process, calculus and bacteria are removed to allow the gums to begin their healing process.
In many cases where the gums have pulled away from the teeth and created deep pockets, we can perform a gingivectomy to remove gum tissue and save the teeth and bone. We use laser technology for this procedure, which is a minimally-invasive alternative that offers faster healing times.
Osseous surgery is used to correct deep pockets between the teeth and gums. During the procedure, an incision is made into the gums to allow access to the underlying bone for deep cleaning. The gum tissue is then shaped and stitched back in place.
After undergoing any of our treatment options for gum disease, your oral health will require more than regular cleanings. Periodontal maintenance serves to keep your teeth healthy below the gum line, where regular cleaning does not reach. This serves to protect your teeth and gums and the investment you have made in your oral health.

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Dr. Richard Howes actively participates in Periodontal and Occlusion study clubs, making sure he stays up-to-date with the latest trends and advanced technology. With over 30 years of dental experience combined with the latest technologies, his expertise of gum disease treatments is unparalleled.

Stop gum disease in its tracks by scheduling an appointment today.

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