The health of your gums is a serious matter. Infected gums could ultimately result in the loss of teeth and overall oral health. The good news is that gum disease is easily treatable when it is diagnosed in the early stages.

Oral health will significantly affect the health of your whole body over time. Unresolved gum disease can contribute to an increased risk of diabetes, difficulty conceiving, premature labor, heart disease, and pneumonia.

Gingivitis – Early Stage

The is the earliest stage of gum disease. It is easily diagnosed and treated. Gingivitis occurs as a result of poor oral hygiene. This results in inflamed gums, mostly around the gum lines.

Periodontitis – Second Stage

When the inflamed gum lines of gingivitis are not treated, the bacteria and swelling began to spread deeper into the gums. The gum tissue around your teeth begins to detach from the teeth.  The gum “pockets” grow deeper, and bone structure begins to be destroyed.

The best solution for this problem is a deep cleaning (including scaling and root planing) that removes bacteria or tartar. The goal is to keep further infection and damage from occurring.

PerioLase – Laser Gum Treatments

When it comes to treating gum disease, surgery can be avoided when Periolase is used as a complement to a deep cleaning of the gums. This safe laser removes the bacteria which causes the infection and creates a sterile environment for rapid healing.

Dr. Joseph Tartagni is a certified LANAP® dentist and is trained and experienced to use the LANAP protocol for the most productive results. With no surgery required, the procedure involves less pain and less downtime. No cut. No sew. No fear!

Gum disease is primarily a result of genetics or poor oral hygiene. Usually, patients can prevent gum disease by brushing and flossing twice a day and by keeping a good schedule of cleanings and exams.

Call one of our offices today at West Haven or Milford and see what we can do to help you with our periodontal disease.