If you have bleeding gums, you’re not alone, but that doesn’t mean this symptom should be ignored. As many as 75% of Americans have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum tissue supports your teeth and jawbone while creating a barrier against bacteria. When plaque accumulates on your teeth, it hardens into tartar and releases bacterial toxins that irritate gum tissue, causing them to form periodontal pockets and bleed. If left untreated, advanced gum disease can cause bacteria to infiltrate your bloodstream, leading to systemic complications. This can trigger chronic inflammation, further damage soft tissue and bone, and result in tooth loss. The good news is that our soft tissue treatment in Bloomington, MN can prevent more serious functional problems and save your smile in the process!
Benefits of Soft Tissue Treatments
Reverse the effects of gum recession
Improves oral health
Helps prevent tooth loss and infections
Resolves “gummy” smiles
Restores gum function and aesthetics
Keeps gum tissue healthy for life
Caring Periodontal Services
At Normandale Dental, we use lasers and offer sedation dentistry to ensure your ultimate comfort while treating your gums with specialized protocols and technology.
During this procedure, we reduce and contour a small portion of your gums by removing small amounts of tissue. The goals of this treatment are to lengthen appropriate teeth, create a prettier and more symmetrical gum line, and in some cases, expose more of your tooth’s crown to support a filling or restoration.
Our gentle family dentist offers this procedure by reducing or removing the tissue (frenulum) that limits the tongue’s movement. This improves an individual’s bite, ability to eat, swallow, and speak properly. In addition, removing the frenulum separating their two front teeth results in better orthodontic treatment and a prettier smile.
This non-surgical, two-part deep cleaning is more intensive than the standard one performed twice a year by dental hygienists. Scaling removes all the plaque and tartar above and below your gum line, down to the bottom of the pocket. During root planing, we remove plaque, tartar buildup, and bacteria from the roots of your teeth and rough surfaces are smoothed.
This procedure is performed to treat periodontitis, a more advanced form of gum disease. Under sedation, we gently remove infected gum tissue, then clean the periodontal pockets and surfaces of your teeth. This treatment heals the effects of gum disease and is also sometimes done to lengthen the height or width of a tooth.
Gum disease can always worsen after treatment, so more frequent cleanings every 3-4 months may be necessary. Periodontal maintenance is a deep cleaning of the teeth and periodontal pockets to clear away plaque and bacteria. These visits are based on the severity of gum disease, bacterial plaque accumulation, and how well you care for your teeth at home.
Laser dentistry is minimally invasive, reduces bacteria, and promotes the regeneration of healthy gum and bone. Laser gum therapy enables you to experience less pain and a faster recovery, for procedures including gingivectomy.
Protect your smile and health!
Call us today for a consultation for soft tissue treatment in Bloomington, MN.