Periodontal disease is in fact the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the developed world. Prevention begins at home with regular cleaning and flossing and is supported by professional cleaning at your dentist’s surgery. If you already have gum disease, we have a range of treatments to restore your gums to full health.
The ultimate clean
When plaque builds up below the gum line it can calcify into calculus – a substance so hard that it can’t be removed by normal brushing and flossing.
We remove calculus gently and painlessly and then treat use an infrared laser treatment which stimulates the gums to accelerate healing and give them a healthy glow.
Keeping your gums healthy
Gum health depends on good everyday dental hygiene.
We provide advice on regular care including the ideal toothbrush and how best to clean your teeth and gums. Our routine holistic care includes a thorough scale and clean using a gentle water and powder spray. This causes little or no discomfort, even if you have sensitive teeth.
We also undertake a thorough inspection using our 8X magnification loupes to ensure that any problems are picked up early enough to be quickly resolved.
Therapy for gum disease
Gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, is a chronic bacterial infection.
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, or you have loose teeth or bad breath, you may have periodontal or gum disease. If this is so, and you leave it untreated, you could lose your teeth.
At Haoey Dental we offer a range of cutting-edge treatments including root planing and the latest Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy, or LAPT. By returning your gums to full health we can help you to keep your teeth for life.
- Faster Healing
LAPT is less invasive than surgical procedures so your gums can heal more quickly.
- Bone Regeneration
LAPT gives the bone around your teeth a chance to regenerate.
- Retain your teeth
LAPT will help you to keep your natural teeth.
- A comfortable procedure
We expect our patients to feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the treatment and you are unlikely to need any pain relief afterwards.
- Minimal interruption to your routine
You will probably be able to go back to work or your daily routine straight from treatment.
- Good-looking gums
Your gums are much less likely to recede after LAPT than after surgical treatments
- Fast results
Your very first treatment will remove a high percentage of the bacteria and noticeably reduce inflammation while leaving healthy gum tissue intact.
- Less bleeding, fewer complications
LAPT is very safe and has minimal side-effects and won’t interfere with any medication you’re taking.
- Unexpected benefits
Recent research has shown that laser treatment for gum disease will help to save your teeth, freshen your breath and may also lower your levels of C-reactive protein and glycated hemoglobin. This could reduce your risk of getting diabetes or, if you are already diabetic, lessen its impact.