One in Two People
With one in two people suffering from gum disease*, finding convenient treatment is more important than ever. Most general dentists refer their patients out for this care, but as a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute and practicing dentist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Richard D. Weigand is qualified to perform gum disease treatments right in our office.
Benefits of gum disease treatment from Dr. Weigand
- Quality, Comprehensive Care
- Bad Breath or Halitosis
- Faster healing time
- More Conservative than Traditional Surgery
The Proof is in Our Patients
The dental staff are all wonderful each time I visit. Thank you for having the best attention to detail and always ensuring I’m comfortable when I’m in the “chair”. I have had the best dental experiences since I’ve become a patient of Dr. Weigand’s. Thanks for everything and please keep up the excellent work!
– Sheri T.
Gum Disease Treatment Options
Benefits of Treatment
- Less Harmful Bacteria
- Reduced Risk of Tooth and Bone Loss
- Improved Overall Health
- Beautiful, Healthy Smile
- Minimally-Invasive Options
Treats: Mild Cases of Gum Disease
What You Can Expect: Scaling and root planing is essentially a deep cleaning of the tooth roots beneath the gums. This deep cleaning reaches areas that routine at-home and in-office dental care cannot reach to remove calculus and bacteria and rid the gums and mouth of irritations causing the gum disease.
Treats: Moderate to Advanced Cases of Gum Disease
What You Can Expect: Also known as pocket depth reduction, laser gum surgery aims to save a tooth by cleaning the area around it. Typically recommended after other treatments have failed, this treatment involves gaining access to areas below the gum line, to help eliminate harmful bacteria allowed to harbor deep between the teeth and gums.
Treats: Removal of Inflammation, overgrown tissue and as an adjunct restorative procedure
What You Can Expect: Gingivectomies are commonly recommended for gum disease treatment. During the procedure, the doctor removes and reshapes loose, diseased gum tissue. The goal of the procedure is to reduce the depths of pockets that exist between the teeth and gums to allow the mouth to heal.