Gum Disease Treatment - Tolland, CT

Healthy Teeth Need Strong Support

Free Yourself from Gum Disease

Your gums provide an important protective barrier for your teeth and jawbone. Without it, those hard tissues are more likely to succumb to disease. Even more disconcerting is the fact that gum disease can even lead to serious systemic health problems. It just follows that it’s crucial to keep your gums healthy to maintain your overall dental health. We can help! Dr. Neil Hoss offers several  treatments for gum disease in Tolland, CT, including periodontal maintenance, scaling and root planing, laser gum surgery, and gingivectomies—all right here in our office. He does each with the utmost care to preserve as much of your gum tissue and tooth enamel as possible. In some cases, he’s able to use minimally invasive laser techniques, which means shorter procedures and healing times!

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

  • Sore, swollen, receding or bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Unusually sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Headaches
gum recession
dental patient with gum recession

Gum Disease Treatments

Treating advanced gum disease has traditionally required scalpels and other invasive tools. With laser technology, Dr. Hoss is able to perform an alternative to traditional osseous surgery with incredible precision that scalpels don’t allow. Using it, he can remove the diseased tissue and preserve the surrounding healthy tissue. Less anesthetic is required for the procedure, and you’ll experience less discomfort, swelling, and bleeding afterward.

Scaling means eliminating bacteria and signs of infection from underneath your gums. Root planing goes deeper below your gumline, smoothing down your tooth roots to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup and decreasing the possibility of further bacterial growth. These treatments are usually effective against moderate gum disease.

After your scaling and planing treatment, keep your gums healthy by continuing to floss and brush your teeth regularly. You should also come back to our office for regular periodontal maintenance, which includes deep cleaning and, if necessary, more scaling and root planing.

Yes! I’m ready to get rid of my gum disease!

dental patient smiling after root canal procedure