Periodontal Disease is a Treatable Condition
Chronic periodontal (gum) disease affects over 47 percent of Americans over 30 years old. Many people who suffer from periodontal disease experience swollen, red, and easily bleeding gums. Eventually, the gums pull away from the teeth creating pockets where bacteria thrive which damages both tooth roots and gum tissue. The longer periodontal disease is left unchecked, the more it will damage your oral health—eventually leading to tooth loss. Dr. John Thousand offers gingivectomy treatment to rid the gums of infected tissue and restore a healthy environment.
What a Gingivectomy Involves
Once bacteria and plaque get below your gum line, it is nearly impossible to clean away with traditional home care like brushing and flossing. A gingivectomy can be used to clear away and remove infected gum tissue. This procedure involves cutting away the infected gums to leave only healthy tissue behind. We offer sedation options, like local anesthesia to help block pain, and even IV sedation to relieve anxiety. We encourage patients to come back for frequent checkups to make sure your gums are healing properly and for a preventative cleaning of the area.
Trust in a Periodontist to Treat Your Gums Well
Dr. Thousand performs many gingivectomy procedures in our office and can ensure you leave with a healthy smile. Our expertise is periodontics, so putting your health in the hands of a skilled periodontist like Dr. Thousand ensures you receive experienced and quality care. Our staff puts the patient first and always strives to provide the best care for an optimal outcome—patient experience is very important to us! For those patients with anxiety, we offer advanced sedation options to provide you with a calming experience.