Periodontal Therapy and Gum Disease Treatment in Covington, KY
Did you know periodontal health can affect the health of your entire body? To keep our patients' teeth and gums healthy, Applegate Dentistry in Covington, KY uses the latest technologies to offer top periodontal treatments. Gum disease, characterized by bacteria buildup and inflammation of the gum line, can have severe consequences if left untreated.
Dr. Barry Applegate and his team work diligently to identify and address the signs of gum disease early on. We also offer a selection of gum disease therapies, including deep cleanings and painless laser dental treatments!
What Is Gum Disease?
Looking after your gums is crucial for both your oral health and your overall well-being. Left untreated, gum disease can contribute to additional health concerns throughout the rest of the body. By seeking advanced periodontal care at Applegate Dentistry, you can promote healthier gums and a happier, healthier smile.
How We Treat Gum Disease
Gum disease can be caused by factors such as neglected oral hygiene, missed dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness. If left untreated, gum disease can increase the risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and more. Our team emphasizes attending your regularly scheduled preventive visits to catch the signs of gum disease early on.
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Symptoms of gum disease can vary, and it may not always be evident in its early stages. If you experience the following, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Applegate:
- Loose teeth
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Mouth sores
- Bad breath
- A change in your bite
- Ill-fitting dentures
Scaling and Root Planing
At Applegate Dentistry, we offer various periodontal treatments to restore gum health. Scaling and root planing (SRP), or deep cleaning, is a standard procedure for treating gingivitis. It involves cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the tooth's surface to remove plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup contributing to gum inflammation.
Laser Gum Treatments
In addition to SRP, we utilize advanced soft tissue lasers for gum treatments. These lasers offer enhanced precision and control; many patients find them faster than traditional surgical gum treatments and virtually painless!
Advanced Periodontal Care For Healthier Smiles at Applegate Dentistry
With laser treatments available, your periodontal treatment can be fast and painless! To prioritize preventive care and address any gum disease or periodontal concerns, contact Applegate Dentistry today.