Laser Gum Disease Treatment in Aurora and Peru

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Dr. Flynn works with the latest technology to provide his patients the best treatment for the health of their teeth.

Skilled Treatment for Mild to Severe Gum Disease

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Dr. Flynn ensures that the patient understands the condition and the procedure to improve it.

Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a progressive disease that damages gum and bone tissue, and can eventually cause a person to lose one, several or even all of their teeth. Dr. Flynn has been treating gum disease for over 28 years, and he is an expert at saving teeth from this harmful condition.

As a periodontist, Dr. Flynn is a highly trained specialist in the treatment of gum disease. He uses the latest techniques and technologies -  including laser treatment - to treat all levels of gum disease comfortably and effectively, even severe and complex cases.

Using the latest gum and bone grafting techniques, as well as dental implant treatment, he can repair any damage gum disease has done and give you back a healthy and youthful smile.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a bacterial infection and inflammation of the gums that can become worse over time if it is not treated. As it progresses, it causes more and more damage to gum and bone tissue, and eventually can result in the loss of one or more teeth.

Dr. Flynn is a skilled and experienced specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. He uses a wide array of techniques and procedures to get gum disease under control.

Stages of Gum Disease

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During the first stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, you may experience tenderness and some bleeding of the gums when flossing or brushing. When left untreated, gingivitis can progress to the next stage, called periodontitis.

In the periodontitis stage, plaque and calculus (hardened plaque) form under the gums, and start to cause damage to the bone and connective tissues that hold the teeth in place. The gums begin to pull away from the teeth, and they form pockets that get deeper as the disease progresses.

When periodontitis reaches an advanced stage, so much bone and connective tissue is destroyed that the teeth start to shift or loosen. Eventually, a person may lose all of their teeth.

Effects on Overall Health

Research has shown that gum disease also poses an increased risk for a number of serious overall health problems, including heart disease. It is therefore important to detect it early, and to get it properly treated when detected.

Effective Care for Gum Disease

Dr. Flynn keeps up with the latest technology and provides effective care to successfully treat even the most complex cases of gum disease. In addition to traditional gum surgery and deep cleanings, Dr. Flynn also provides laser therapy and uses special growth proteins to reduce discomfort and speed healing after surgeries.

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Advanced Dental Lasers

For moderate gum disease, Dr. Flynn is often able to provide laser treatment as an effective alternative to traditional gum surgery. He uses the laser to disinfect the gums and remove diseased tissue. Laser treatment is more comfortable than traditional surgery with scalpels and stitches, and recovery time is shorter.

Comfortable, Friendly Care

Dr. Flynn and his staff are known for being friendly and understanding. They make sure to put you at ease about your treatment. Dr. Flynn explains all procedures in detail, and offers blankets, pillows and headphones to keep you comfortable during your visits. If you need extra help with anxiety,  sedation can be provided.

Complimentary Gum Disease Consultation

complimentary gum disease consultationIf you have signs of gum disease, don't wait! Come and see Dr. Flynn right away, so you can get the help you need. Your visit includes the following:

  • Comprehensive oral examination
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Discuss your treatment options
  • Get a second opinion
  • Get all your questions answered

Signs of Gum Disease

signs of gum diseaseGum disease is sometimes called a “silent” disease because it may not cause pain until it has progressed to an advanced stage. Symptoms include the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Loose teeth
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together
  • Gum recession
  • Possible hidden problems due to a history of smoking

If you are experiencing any of the above, Dr. Flynn recommends getting your gums checked as soon as possible.