Periodontal Disease Treatment for Columbia, Missouri
While periodontal disease seems relatively harmless at first, it can quickly progress if left untreated, leading to bone deterioration, an increased risk of tooth loss, and other potentially destructive consequences. Here at Columbia Healthy Smiles, Dr. Philip Batson and his team always strive to give you the dedicated focus you deserve, and that dedication will allow us to diagnose periodontal disease at the earliest possible stages. Our goal is to provide revitalizing treatment that restores your oral health and happiness here in Columbia, MO.
Do I have periodontal disease?
Common tell-tale symptoms include:
- Gums that seem especially red or swollen
- Bleeding that occurs when brushing or flossing
- Bad breath that lingers even after oral hygiene
- A sudden change in the way your bite fits together
- Teeth that feel strangely loose
- Teeth that appear longer over time
There are several different treatment options Dr. Batson may recommend for periodontal disease, depending on the current severity of your case when it’s diagnosed. If you’re still in the early stages, it’s not too late to reverse the effects with more diligent oral hygiene at home and frequent cleanings here at our Columbia, MO office. More moderate situations could require an in-depth cleaning known as scaling and root planing or antibiotic therapy. Our team at Columbia Healthy Smiles is happy to offer our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser, which can precisely cut away diseased tissue in a comfortable fashion, even minimizing bleeding and eliminating the need for sutures in most cases.