Non-surgical Treatment for Gum Disease Plano, TX

Gum disease is a common yet serious oral health problem. The sooner you seek treatment for gum disease, the more conservative your treatment options. Periodontal or gum therapy can restore health and beauty to your smile. Gum treatment can also improve your dental and overall health. Our Plano, TX dental office offers surgical and non-surgical gum therapy for gum disease treatment.

WaterLase: Laser Dentistry

Non-surgical gum treatment in Plano, Texas

Laser dentistry allows us to provide periodontal disease treatments without the pain, side effects, and downtime associated with traditional treatments and procedures. The Waterlase dental laser enables Dr. Dean to treat and repair damaged or diseased gum tissue that may have previously required oral surgery.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

When you compare laser dentistry to traditional oral surgery, the benefits are amazing and vast. Patients who experience dental anxiety often enjoy laser dentistry. Pain is one of the main reasons people suffer from dental anxiety. Laser dentistry is less invasive, virtually painless, and requires no sutures.

A dental laser can be used to remove soft tissue, “cutting it away” without using a scalpel by vaporizing tissue with light energy. The laser will make no contact with the tooth, eliminating the vibrations that some patients find uncomfortable.

This provides several key benefits for patients, including:

  • Less downtime
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Less pain and discomfort, reducing the need for anesthesia
  • Immediate results
  • Avoid the use of stitches
  • Perform highly precise dental services
  • Minimize the risks of infection
  • Speed recovery time

The Waterlase dental laser can also stimulate healthy bone regrowth to remove tooth enamel decay. A precision instrument, the dental laser reduces the damage to adjacent tissue or healthy tooth structure that can occur when using drills and scalpels to remove diseased tissue or decay.

Perioscopy in Plano Texas

Perioscopy: Microscopic Video Technology

Traditionally, the treatment for periodontal disease was surgery. Now, there’s a new procedure called Perioscopy. Utilizing digital video technology, Dr. Dean is able to diagnose and treat areas below the gum line without the discomfort of surgery. This miniature dental endoscope magnifies tooth anatomy in high detail, revealing deposits that would be otherwise hidden below the gum line.

How It Works

Perioscopy features advanced microscopic video technology with up to 48 times magnification. It also allows direct vision of the tooth root to enhance traditional cleaning, scaling, and root planing techniques.

With new technology comes new benefits. Not only does it provide a comfortable, non-surgical, periodontal treatment option, it also pinpoints unseen deposits that cause bleeding and inflammation. It enables the detection of periodontal conditions and other dental problems in earlier stages as well.

Most importantly, it raises the standard of oral health care by using a new level of visualization in helping fight periodontal disease and associated tooth loss.

Of course, sometimes surgical therapy is still needed, and Dr. Dean and the team at our Plano, TX office can offer these types of therapies as well. If you are a patient in the Plano, TX, or Dallas, TX area searching for gum disease treatment, contact us to explore your options.

Non-Surgical Gum Treatment FAQs

Learn more about non-surgical gum treatment in our Plano, TX office:

How is non-surgical periodontal treatment done?

Deep cleaning with scaling and root planing is necessary for non-surgical periodontal therapy. This careful cleaning of the root surfaces removes plaque and tartar from deep periodontal pockets without the need for surgery.

Does non-surgical gum treatment improve systemic health?

Some speculate that while periodontal therapy lowers inflammation in dental tissues, it may also have a good impact on systemic health by lowering inflammation throughout the entire body.

What is the key to the success of gum therapy?

The key to successful periodontal therapy is at-home care, frequent checkups, and ongoing therapy if needed. Patients must complete all of these to ensure the success of gum therapy.

What is a common example of non-surgical gum therapy?

According to recent controlled research, scaling and root planing alone and a few additional non-surgical therapy approaches produced comparable results to laser treatment. Periodontal disease therapy can also use lasers to treat periodontitis non-invasively.

What can I do to maintain the results from non-surgical gum treatment? 

The best way to maintain results after any periodontal treatment is to practice a regimented oral care routine. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily is crucial to oral health. We also recommend scheduling regular dental cleanings and examinations in our office so we can keep up with and maintain your progress.

What are the goals of nonsurgical periodontal therapy?

The basic objectives of non-surgical gum therapy are to eliminate and regulate risk factors, remove infection, and eliminate inflammation. Our goal is always to remove infection and reduce symptoms and risks associated with gum disease.

Schedule an Appointment

Revive your gum health in our Plano office. Call (972) 666-1594 or schedule your next visit online. Please let us know if you have any symptoms of gum disease. We aim to provide prompt, effective treatment.