What is Non-Surgical Gum Therapy?

Did you know that non-surgical gum therapy can effectively treat gum disease without surgery? This exciting new therapy is a treatment option for gum disease that we are proud to offer at Portrait Dental. Gum disease is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the bacteria in plaque cause the gums to become inflamed, leading to symptoms such as bleeding, swelling, and pain. 


While gum disease can be a serious condition, non-surgical gum therapy can effectively treat it without the need for surgery! This saves our patients money, time, and comfort!

What is Non-Surgical Gum Therapy?

Non-surgical gum therapy involves various treatments that can help reduce gum inflammation, prevent tooth loss, and improve oral health. These treatments are less invasive and less expensive than surgical options, making them an attractive option for many patients.

There are a few types of this therapy, which include scaling and root planing, laser therapy, and antibiotics. Scaling and root planing involve removing plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and smoothing the roots to prevent further buildup. Laser therapy uses lasers to remove diseased tissue and promote the growth of healthy tissue. Antibiotics can be used to kill bacteria and prevent further infection.

As you can see, dentists have many options when it comes to treating gum disease! That’s why you should book your consultation so you can discover your personalized treatment plan with Portrait Dental.

Signs of Gum Disease:


Knowing the signs of gum disease can help you seek treatment early, which can prevent the need for surgery. Some common signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, swelling, bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth. If you’ve noticed some or all of these symptoms, contact us here to prevent the condition from worsening.

At-Home Gum Treatments:

At-home gum treatments can supplement non-surgical gum therapy and improve overall gum health. These treatments include brushing and flossing, mouthwash, and gum massage. Brushing and flossing remove plaque and food particles from the teeth and gums, while mouthwash can kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Gum massage can increase blood flow to the gums and promote healing.

Professional Dental Treatment for Gum Disease:

If non-surgical gum therapy is not enough to treat your gum disease, your dentist may recommend professional dental treatments such as surgery or dental implants. These treatments can be more expensive and invasive than non-surgical options, but they may be necessary in severe cases of gum disease.


If you’re looking for other options to treat gum disease, you can take a look at our complete services here. At Portrait Dental, we have many techniques and options when it comes to the treatment and management of periodontal disease. So don’t let this common problem hold you back when the pros are here to help!

Benefits of Non-Surgical Gum Therapy

This treatment option offers several benefits to our patients! This makes it a safe and effective way to treat gum disease without surgery. 

Here is a quick look at the benefits of this treatment:

  1. Less invasive – Non-surgical gum therapy is less invasive than surgical procedures, which can involve cutting and suturing gums. This means less discomfort and a quicker recovery time for patients.
  2. Affordable – Non-surgical gum therapy is often more affordable than surgical procedures, making it accessible to a wider range of patients.
  3.  Improved oral health – It can also help to reduce inflammation, prevent tooth loss, and improve overall oral health.
  4. Prevents further complications – Early detection and treatment of gum disease through this treatment can prevent further complications, such as bone loss and the need for tooth extractions.

Overall, non-surgical gum therapy is a safe and effective option for treating periodontal disease. This treatment offers several benefits to Portrait Dental patients. With non-surgical gum therapy, you can expect less invasiveness, more affordability, and an improvement in your overall oral health.

So, if you are experiencing signs or symptoms of gum disease, consider this treatment option. Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss the best course of action for your specific needs.

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Non-surgical gum therapy is a more affordable and less invasive option than surgery for treating periodontal disease. By knowing the signs of gum disease and seeking treatment early, you can avoid the need for surgery and improve your oral health. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with your dentist if you experience any signs or symptoms of gum disease.


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