Periodontal Treatment and Gum Disease Therapy in Sioux Falls, SD

At Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry, our team focuses much of our energy on preventive care designed to protect the teeth and gums and ensure they stay healthy in between appointments. Even so, some patients require extra periodontal care than others — fortunately, we have high-tech solutions for them, too, including precise, comfortable treatment with advanced dental lasers

closeup of a patient's mouth during their periodontal treatment at Kusek Family & Implant DentistryKusek Family & Implant Dentistry is proud to offer top gum disease and periodontal treatment near Sioux Falls, SD, with dentists who take care to spot underlying issues in the gums to ensure you get the treatment that you need as early as possible. Our regular dental cleanings and examinations also include plenty of preventive therapy and maintenance on gum lines! 

What Is Gum Disease? 

Gum disease is a general term for a build-up of bacteria and inflammation of the gum line. Typically speaking, gum disease can be caused by poor oral care routines, skipping dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness. 

If your gum disease is left untreated, you could be at a higher risk for developing the following conditions: 

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke

Symptoms Of Gum Disease 

Gum disease is not always obvious to those who are experiencing its earliest phases, which is why it's so important to attend regular dental checkups at Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it's time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kusek or Dr. Schuiteman right away: 

  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth and mouth pain
  • Receding, swollen, and painful gums
  • A change in your bite
  • Bleeding while brushing and flossing
  • Mouth sores
  • Bad breath
  • Ill-fitting dentures  

How We Treat Gum Disease 

Although gum disease can evolve into a serious condition if left untreated, our team has the right tools, technologies, and know-how to restore your gums to a healthy condition. We offer the following periodontal therapies: 

Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning) 

patient smiling after scaling helped restore his smileScaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most common procedures for treating gingivitis by deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the surface of the tooth. Scaling and root planing removes plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation. 

A simple SRP helps to restore and promote healthier teeth, gums, and overall oral health while also preventing all stages of gum disease. 

Laser Gum Treatments 

Our highly experienced dentists utilize cutting-edge soft tissue lasers to help combat the signs of gum disease. This advanced technology is used in a wide range of gum treatments and offers heightened precision and control. 

Laser treatments are also preferred by most patients because they are generally faster and less painful than conventional and surgical gum treatments. 

Advanced Periodontal Care For Healthier Smiles 

Caring for your periodontal health is an investment in total-body health! Call Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry today.

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