Published: 05/03/2017

May 3rd is National Paranormal Day, and while it’s unlikely that you’ll be visited by a genuine ghost, you may be haunted by a different type of unpleasantry—dental fear. Unfortunately, dental fear is a fairly common condition and is usually caused by painful or traumatic dental experiences. Don’t let ghosts of dental experiences past keep you from maintaining good oral health now, especially if you are dealing with sore or bleeding gums. These two unpleasant symptoms are signs of gum disease and should be treated promptly.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Are you suspicious that you may have gum disease? If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule a consultation with an experienced dentist:

  • Bright red gums
  • Receding gum line
  • Chronic halitosis, also known as bad breath
  • Toothache
  • Loose teeth
  • Gums that bleed while brushing and flossing

Gum disease can’t be fully cured, but it can be managed and controlled with prompt, experienced treatment.

Laser Gum Treatment

 If you do have gum disease, the good news is that some dentists offer laser-based treatment that is minimally invasive and causes minimal discomfort when compared to traditional gum disease treatments. The WaterLase laser gum treatment system provides a non-surgical approach to periodontal disease treatment and uses highly concentrated beams of light to eradicate bacteria and remove calculus. This laser gum treatment system has also been shown to assist in tissue reattachment, which helps with healing and provides a better patient outcome than other treatment types. Additional benefits of this system include:

  • Reduced bleeding
  • Minimized swelling and gum trauma
  • Reduced or eliminated tooth loss
  • Eliminated drill noise
  • Reduced patient anxiety
  • Faster healing time

Due to the minimally-invasive nature of laser gum treatments, patients with dental anxiety and gum disease, often respond very favorably to Waterlase laser gum treatment.

Kick Fear to the Curb and Call Us Today!

 For the sake of your current and long-term oral health, and to reduce or stop the systemic effects of gum disease, it’s time to conquer your dental fear and receive treatment for your gum disease symptoms. To schedule your gentle and minimally invasive laser treatment, call Creekwood Dental Arts in Waco, TX, conveniently located near Robinson, TX, Woodway, TX and McGregor, TX at (254) 772-3632 today.

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