As Thanksgiving draws near, you are probably getting excited about seeing your loved ones and enjoying delicious food. You are also likely stressed out about a few things: travel plans, decorations, and grocery shopping are all necessary as the holidays kick into gear. Among these, insecurities may creep in about your smile. If you have gum disease or other dental health issues, being self-conscious about your smile is normal and can be addressed with gum treatment such as laser gum surgery.
Gum disease can directly affect your confidence when smiling. Insecurity can rear its ugly head when it is time to take family photos at the Thanksgiving get-together. Receding gums, loose teeth, bright red gums, and tooth loss do not have to plague you this holiday season. Seeing a periodontist can give you the confidence you need to smile for the family pictures.
Depending on the state of your oral health, you may need regular periodontal maintenance. When you have gum disease, you need more visits to the periodontist than your regular six-month dental exams. For a better and more comfortable smile, you need deep cleaning treatments to prevent disease-causing bacteria from spreading.
If your gum disease has progressed enough, you may need surgery. However, laser gum treatment is a non-invasive way to clear up your gum disease. There is no need for scalpels or sutures. With a handheld laser tool, Dr. Leavitt can treat your gum disease with less bleeding, less discomfort, and improved precision. When you get laser gum surgery, you can feel confident in your smile and in your family photos.
Your Thanksgiving does not need to cause you stress. It should be a time for you to enjoy the company of your loved ones. If you want to improve your smile with gum treatment, contact Red Rock Periodontics & Implantology in Las Vegas, NV.