Revitalizing Periodontal Therapy in Lincoln, NE
Do you notice blood in your spit after brushing and flossing? Does your gum tissue seem overly red in color, tender to the touch, or swollen? These signs shouldn’t be ignored, as they may indicate the presence of a serious infection known as periodontal (gum) disease. Left untreated, this condition can eventually threaten the continued livelihood of healthy jawbone and teeth, which is why Dr. Olberding strongly recommends early treatment.
Our practice offers several effective therapies for ridding the mouth of harmful bacteria and getting your smile back on the right track. Contact us today here in Lincoln, NE to schedule a first visit.
Scaling & Root Planing
This deep-cleaning technique is the best starting point for eradicating the presence of infectious bacteria. There are two distinct sections to the treatment, and they will typically be spread out over a few different appointments. First, we will thoroughly eliminate plaque and tartar from beneath the gum tissue with high-tech instruments. Then, the tooth root surfaces (which are notorious for developing accumulations of bacteria over time) are carefully smoothed as well to prevent further flare-ups.
Soft Tissue Laser
Soft tissue laser therapy is a highly effective and comfortable way to treat diseased gums. The focused wavelength is very precise, and our team will be able to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible. Its sterilizing nature also minimizes any bleeding and swelling that may occur and speeds up the recovery period following treatment. The entire procedure is so smooth and free of discomfort that many patients don’t even require local anesthetic.
Following periodontal therapy, Dr. Olberding and our hygienists want to ensure that we’ve provided patients with the most successful results possible. That’s why we will likely recommend antibiotic therapy as an additional supplement to soft tissue laser therapy or scaling and root planing. The medication will be applied directly to the gum tissue so that it can neutralize remaining bacteria that may have been initially missed.