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Improve the health of your smile with periodontal treatment and therapy

Did you know that most Americans have some form of periodontal or gum disease? Not only that but this condition has also been connected to several other health and medical problems, including diabetes and heart disease. At Barsanti Dental Group of Arcata, California, patients are urged to visit their dentist regularly to reduce the risk of significant problems due to periodontal disease, or the later stages known as periodontitis. 

What is periodontal disease? 

Dr. Trish Barsanti describes periodontal disease as an infection that can form in the smile and cause irreversible damage to the teeth, gums, and bone. This condition may develop into the early stage known as gingivitis and then progress to later stages of periodontitis. With proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontitis, patients can restore their smile as much as possible to its original look and health. 

How to prevent gum disease 

There are many steps to preventing gum disease and other dental problems. Patients should brush their teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day. Patients should also be visiting their dentist several times a year as advised by the American Dental Association and are encouraged to call the dental office between recall appointments if new issues or problems arise in the meantime. By being proactive about one’s oral health, many patients can catch these issues in their earliest stages where significant damage has not yet occurred. That makes it easier and even more affordable to treat the problems and avoid expenses and other future treatments. 

Treatment of gum disease 

Your therapy plan for the treatment of periodontitis may vary depending on your unique situation. In many cases, treatment may include a combination of in-office procedures and at-home habits. Our team is pleased to offer solutions including LBR (Laser bacterial reduction) and LAPT (laser assisted periodontal therapy) which uses laser energy to address the infection at the source and help restore the health of the smile faster than alternative methods.

How do I learn more about this dental condition? 

Dr. Trish Barsanti and her team in Arcata, CA, welcome new and returning patients to the office at 1180 8th Street to discuss treatment options. Call (707) 388-3880 today to request a consultation visit and initial appointment to determine if you are a candidate for periodontal therapy or other oral health services.