3138 McIlhenny Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
New Patients: (225) 248-8400
Current Patients: (225) 248-8400
3138 McIlhenny Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Periodontal Treatment Baton Rouge

Periodontal Treatment Baton Rouge An estimated 64.7 million Americans are at risk of losing teeth and developing serious systemic illnesses, related to gum disease. Baton Rouge dentist, Dr. Kurt LeJeune, provides a range of periodontal therapy options to prevent, treat, and manage gum disease effectively.

About periodontal disease

With gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, gums become red and swollen, the body’s natural response to harmful bacteria. The condition progresses into periodontitis. Gums pull away from teeth, support structures are destroyed, and bone is lost. As it advances to chronic periodontitis, teeth loosen and fall out or must be extracted.

Propensity toward gum disease is influenced by heredity, use of tobacco, home hygiene, diet, health status, medications, and age.

Gum disease is linked to increased risk of:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Premature and low birth weight babies
  • Respiratory disease
  • Stroke
  • Type II Diabetes

Care for all stages of gum health

Cypress Dental personalizes treatment with:
  • Prophylaxis – Preventive dental cleaning, usually performed every four to six months with hand and ultrasonic instruments.
  • Full mouth debridement – Removal of bacteria and plaque in the presence of soft tissue inflammation, returning gums to a healthier state.
  • Laser therapy – CO2 diode laser disinfects periodontal pockets to encourage a tight seal of gums to teeth. Cold laser therapy reduces inflammation and promotes soft tissue healing, with minimal discomfort or downtime.
  • Scaling and root planing – Anesthesia in treatment areas eases this deep cleaning, usually performed in quadrants. Treatment removes bacteria and tartar below the gum line.
  • PerioProtect – Custom-fit dental trays are filled with antimicrobial medication and worn to disrupt bacterial populations in periodontal pockets.
  • Extraction – In severe cases, teeth that have become mobile from loss of bone and connective tissues must be removed for the good of overall health.
Call Cypress Dental at (225) 248-8400 for a whole-body approach to dentistry and wellness.

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