Gum disease is an epidemic in our area. With 80% of the adults in the United States being diagnosed with gum disease at some point in their life, it’s no wonder that this is something we are always dealing with. Patients come to us with signs of gum disease almost every single day here at Precise Dental, and we’re glad that we have that ability to offer the highest level of dental care for those patients. We are even able to make the treatment more comfortable!
Standard treatment for advanced gum disease is a process called root planing and scaling. The idea is that we would clean deep below the surface of your gums to remove bacteria and smooth the roots of your teeth to make it more difficult for bacteria to cling. As you can imagine, this procedure it’s very comfortable, which is why most dentists will inject an anesthesia before they begin.
One Way to Make it Easier
We realize the discomfort often associated with needles and injections. We work to remove some of that discomfort by ditching the needles. That’s right, if we need to treat your gum disease, we won’t be sticking any syringes in your mouth. Instead, we rely on a topical gel anesthesia. Even the application for the anesthesia is comfortable, which makes the entire procedure just a little bit easier.
When it comes to difficult procedures, we do our best to make our patients more comfortable. Even if it means avoiding a needle when we can use something else. Contact us today to set up an appointment. We would love to help you get a healthier smile.