In our Columbus, GA, Dr. Albert Caves takes the time to address your dental needs and plan an effective treatment to restore health and function into the smile. During your visit to our Columbus dental office, Dr. Caves thoroughly screens the teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease. If gum disease is present, we offer a variety of periodontal therapy service to restore health back into the teeth and gums. Through detailed treatment planning and careful aftercare, health, beauty, and function can be restored back to your natural smile. If you are noticing any signs of gum disease, schedule an appointment at our Columbus dental office.
Treating Gum Disease
Depending on the stage or progression of gum disease, Dr. Caves can provide a range of periodontal therapy service to improve the quality of your smile. Depending on your needs and any other complex dental problem Dr. Caves may uncover during your comprehensive exam, he may provide one or more of these treatment options to improve your smile:
- Routine Dental Cleaning: During each preventive care visits, Dr. Caves performs a thorough, comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to search for signs of gum disease. Patients also receive a detailed dental cleaning that helps remove debris and bacteria in the mouth that regular brushing and flossing cannot reach.
- Scaling & Root Planing: If you have bleeding gums, Dr. Caves may suggest scaling and root planing to remove plaque buildup and debris that may be irritating the gums. Scaling & root planing is a detailed dental cleaning that removes bacteria that brushing and flossing alone can not clean.
- Laser Dentistry: Laser dentistry can be used to remove infected gum tissue, therefore eliminating gum disease. Laser dentistry can promote faster healing time because it helps minimize bleeding, swelling, and irritation after treatment.
- Periodontal Therapy: Periodontal therapy can include one or more of the treatments listed above. We may combine periodontal therapy and gum surgery if you are suffering from a more advanced stage of gum disease.