Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, and may increase the risk of other diseases in the body. By utilizing state-of-the-art bacterial testing and laser treatment, Drs. Mark and Christen Simpson treat most gum disease without surgery. Bacterial testing is the foundation to effective treatment, as it identifies the bacteria involved. This is the most effective treatment available today, in our opinion.

Get the Scoop on Bleeding Gums & Proper Dental Hygiene

Dentists refer to gum disease as periodontal disease. The link between your oral health and your overall health has become more apparent with recent advances in science. Many people understand the importance of taking care of their oral health to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even some types of cancer. Science has confirmed the link between gum disease and systemic health.

Treating Gum and Periodontal Disease in Charleston, WV

If you have gum disease in Charleston, West Virginia, the professional staff at Simpson Dental Associates is prepared to treat it. We have developed a protocol that gives us optimal results. We start with testing to determine the type of bacterium that is present. This aids us in the selection of an antibiotic most effective in helping us deal with eliminating it. Of the 800 species of bacteria, some are more destructive than others, and it is important to determine which bacteria are disrupting the balance of the normal flora in the mouth.

Bloody Gums Are NOT Normal and CAN Be Prevented

Sometimes gum disease can go unnoticed due to the fact that, generally, it is not uncomfortable. It is a common myth that it is normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed and flossed. This is not true. If there is any bleeding, it means there is a disease process occurring and it should be addressed. It is important to keep up with your regular dental appointments and not wait until something bothers you to get it treated. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Bacterial Removal with Laser Technology in Charleston, WV

Once we select the antibiotic, we utilize a CO2 soft tissue laser to decontaminate the diseased areas and promote new tissue growth. A Piezo electric scaler helps to remove bacteria and their associated deposits. We have found that by using this treatment, we are able to see great results and usually we are able to avoid surgery.

If you are in our service area of WV, VA, OH, and KY and think you have to severe gum or periodontal disease, call Drs. Mark and Christen Simpson, in Charleston, West Virginia, for prompt, effective treatment at (304) 342-6162, and schedule your appointment to restore your healthy teeth and gums!