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Effective gum disease treatment from your dentist in Richmond, VA

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Effective Gum Disease Treatment from Dr. Charles Martin, Richmond Smile Center
Gum disease, sometimes referred to as periodontal disease, is a disease of the tissue surrounding the teeth. Even though gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, many people do not seek treatment. Dr. Charles Martin of Richmond Smile Center has options available for patients in the Richmond VA area to treat gum disease in a minimally invasive way to avoid losing their teeth.

There are two types of gum disease.
  • Gingivitis – This type of gum disease affects only the gums, which is the soft tissue that surrounds the tooth

  • Periodontitis – More severe than gingivitis, this gum disease spreads below the gum line and damages the tissue and bone supporting the teeth

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease is caused by the spread of bacteria in the mouth. Not brushing and flossing your teeth well at home and having regular cleanings at your dentist can lead to gum disease. Other things that increase risk for gum disease include smoking or chewing tobacco, family history of gum disease, not eating a proper balanced diet, and having a weakened immune system.

Treatments for gum disease

Dr. Charles Martin uses the LightWalker laser device for gum disease therapy in light, moderate, and in some severe gum disease cases. LightWalker is a soft tissue laser that allows relaxed and easy removal of tartar below the gum line. This allows Dr. Martin to remove decayed and diseased tissue without damaging nearby healthy tissue.

Gum disease treatment does not have to be avoided due to the difficult healing process. With the power of LightWalker technology Dr. Charles Martin has the technology to safely and easily address your gum disease while leaving you in complete comfort. Richmond VA area dental patients suffering from gum disease should call Dr. Martin today to schedule an appointment.

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