Approach to periodontics in Wake Forest focuses on gentle treatment of gum disease, modern technologies
For thousands of years, pulling a tooth was the treatment for a wide variety of conditions. You could get a tooth extraction and a haircut at your neighborhood “barber surgeon”!
Fortunately, modern dentistry is built on preventing the illness and infection that produces chronic pain and other symptoms. Extractions are considered a “last resort.” Supremia Dentistry has always taken the approach of disease prevention. Any necessary treatment is gentle and non-invasive.
Inflammation and infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth is a significant threat to health. It’s estimated that almost half of American adults aged 30 and older have some form of gum disease.
In its earliest stages you may have little, if any, symptoms. Commonly, patients may be alarmed to see a little bit of blood on their toothbrush or floss.
As the disease progresses without treatment, you may be plagued by chronic bad breath and a sour taste. Teeth can shift and become loose.
The branch of dentistry focused on preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases affecting those supportive structures of the teeth gets its name from the scientific word for those structures: periodontium.
Prevention starts with regular check-ups and professional cleanings at Supremia Dentistry. Dr. Edmond Suh uses the latest technologies to accurately identify gum disease in its earliest stages, as well as a patient’s risk of developing this destructive condition.
By using Oral DNA, Dr. Suh is able to identify what of the hundreds of bacteria are present in your mouth to quickly and precisely diagnose and effectively treat gum disease.
Disease treatment doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Non-surgical periodontal therapy may be delivered using lasers. Traditionally dental instruments would be used to cut through delicate tissues and remove bacteria from the spaces between the gums and teeth. As the disease progresses without treatment, the teeth continue to pull away from the gums. These pockets that harbor harmful bacteria become deeper.
Laser technology can remove inflammation and kill the bacteria without the use of a scalpel. The laser method results in minimal effects to the tissue, including swelling and bleeding. There is also less discomfort post-treatment.
Periodontics in Wake Forest is not synonymous with pain at Supremia Dentistry. Better methods and technologies are being introduced all the time to comfortably treat gum disease. Dr. Suh stays on top of innovative therapies, so you can have the best experience possible at the dentist’s office.