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Caring for your gums
is as important as your teeth
Dr. Ang believes strongly in the connection of mouth and body when it comes to your health. That’s why he spends quality time ensuring that your mouth is free from gum disease.
Startling as it seems, over 75% of Americans suffer from some stage of gum disease! Many don’t even realize they suffer from poor gum health until they begin to see its effects on their teeth.
And what’s also important to realize is that no amount of restorative or cosmetic work can be a success if the gums are unhealthy.
Signs & symptoms of gum disease
Could you be suffering from gum disease? Here’s a list that might indicate you are suffering from some form of periodontitis:
- Gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
- Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Changes in the way teeth fit together upon biting down, or in the fit of partial dentures.
Laser focus on gum treatment
With two different types of high-tech lasers, one used for cleanings and one that Dr. Ang uses for more serious gum problems, we take the health of the soft tissue in your mouth very seriously.
Odyssey™ Soft Tissue Laser: Used by our dental hygienists, this laser cauterizes while it disinfects so that there is little (if any) bleeding or discomfort.
NV Microlaser: Dr. Ang uses this for more severe gum disease (periodontitis) after our hygiene staff has done a thorough deep cleaning: root planing and scaling. It further rids the gum of infected tissue in the deep pockets next to the tooth root.
Our hygienists use an ultrasonic scaler to painlessly blast the tarter off your teeth and remove stains.
Prevent rather than treat
Gum disease can lead to a whole host of problems, that’s why Dr. Ang makes the gums his top priority with new patients. A clean, healthy cushion for your teeth is the only way to make certain that problems won’t occur and reoccur.
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