Gum Disease Treatment – Rocky Hill, CT

Treating Your Swollen, Bleeding Gums

If you often find a bit of blood mixed with your toothpaste after you’ve finished brushing, or if your gums seem unusually red, you may have a form of gum disease. This issue is often overlooked at first since the symptoms seem mild, but make no mistake: gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss and should be treated immediately. Call Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill today for a visit to determine if gum disease treatment in Rocky Hill, CT is right for you.

Why Choose Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Gentle, Precise Laser Periodontal Therapy
  • A Thoroughly Trained Dental Team
  • Dentists That Never Rush Appointments

Scaling & Root Planing

Patient receiving scaling and root planing gum disease treatment

You’re likely already familiar with how a regular dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar from your teeth. With gum disease, a deep cleaning process, also known as scaling and root planing, is required instead. During the first step, scaling, we’ll remove bacteria from around and beneath your gum line. Then, during root planing, we will smooth out the surfaces of the tooth roots to help the gums heal and reattach themselves while lowering the risk of further infection.

Laser Gum Disease Treatment

Laser gum disease treatment tool

In the past, gum surgery has called for incisions with metal instruments as well as sutures. Today, we prefer to use laser technology to perform such procedures instead. The laser beam is very precise and can target harmful bacteria and infected tissue while leaving healthy tissue alone. No incisions are made, and as a result there is minimal to no bleeding, and you won’t require stitches afterwards; in fact, the entire healing process will be significantly reduced.