Periodontal Disease Treatment – Portland, OR

Treating Your Bleeding, Swollen Gums

Closeup of smile with inflamed gum tissue before periodontal disease treatment

Early on, gum disease can cause redness and swelling of the gums, and it can cause you to easily bleed from the mouth whenever you brush or floss. But that’s not the worst of it. If the condition goes untreated for too long, not only could it result in tooth loss, but the infection could spread to other parts of your body and contribute to conditions like heart disease. Dr. Lee can help you save your smile and protect your overall health with state-of-the-art periodontal therapy; call us today to schedule an appointment to talk about your gum health and options for periodontal disease treatment in Portland, OR.

Why Choose Sup Lee Dental for Periodontal Disease Treatment?

  • State of the Art Laser Periodontal Therapy
  • Dentist That Carefully Listens to Your Needs
  • Welcoming Boutique-Style Dental Office

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing treatment

To treat advanced gum disease, we perform a two-step procedure called a deep cleaning. The first step is scaling, which is the process of removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums while paying close attention to the area around and underneath the gumline. Step two is called root planing, and it involves gently smoothing out the rough areas on the surface of the teeth so bacteria can’t re-adhere themselves and cause further inflammation.

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Animated smile during laser periodontal therapy

Diode lasers can be used to remove inflamed gum tissue as well as the harmful bacteria causing gum disease. We can target the diseased areas precisely and accurately so that only the damaged tissue is affected. Compared to more traditional treatments, laser therapy is very gentle; in fact, oftentimes there’s no need to numb the mouth first. And since the procedure is less invasive, there’s also less bleeding afterwards, and recovery time tends to be shorter.