Gum Disease Treatment in

Healthy gums are essential to your oral health. At the office of Walter Guillot, DMD, we provide periodontal services that cater to the health of your gums, jawbone and other structures that support and surround your teeth.

Gum Disease Treatment in Gulfport

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a very common oral health condition. It is marked by inflamed and swollen gum tissue, and if left untreated, it can lead to very serious issues. Periodontitis can occur when the gums become irritated due to exposure to bacteria and plaque. The first sign of gum disease is swollen irritated gum tissue. Patients may notice bleeding during brushing or flossing at this point. Patients are strongly encouraged to seek out treatment during this time, as the condition will progress.

Eventually, the gums start to pull away from the teeth creating spaces known as periodontal pockets. These pockets can fill with bacteria and plaque allowing the condition to spread throughout the rest of the mouth. These accumulations can even make their way to the jawbone and the connective tissues of teeth potentially leading to tooth loss.

Treatments we offer include:

Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is one of the most proven treatments for periodontitis. This involves removing tartar and plaque from at and below the gum line. Then, we smooth out root surfaces to help prevent future buildups.

Dental Crown Lengthening: When gum tissue becomes inflamed, it can cause a “gummy” smile. To correct this, we can provide a procedure known as dental crown lengthening. This involves cutting away and reshaping excess gum tissue to restore the appearance of the gums.

Laser Treatment: This procedure involves using a specialized dental laser to remove swollen gum tissue from around the tooth’s root. The laser can also be used to eliminate buildups and smooth out rough spots. Laser treatment reduces recovery time and patient discomfort.

Bone Grafting: Bone grafting is used to promote new bone growth. By applying artificial bone material and special proteins to the jawbone, we can restore the health of deteriorated bone and prepare it for dental implants.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

The earliest symptom is bleeding when you floss and brush. If you think you might have gum disease, early treatment is essential. Call us to make an appointment.

Is a laser procedure safe?

Using lasers minimizes healing time and reduces bleeding. It also helps to protect the teeth and gums that are not showing disease.

Does periodontal treatment hurt?

Just like getting a cavity filled, we will give you a local anesthetic to numb any pain. After treatment, your gums may feel tender while they heal.

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Review from Charlene V.
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Charlene V.

Dr. Guillot has been our dentist for years. He is always very professional and treats you with such dignity. His staff is very efficient and very accommodating. I appreciate them being so polite. I always get very nervous when I have a dental appointment and they always make you feel at ease. I haven't had any pain when Dr. Guillot is working on my teeth.Darrel and I love them like family.
Review from Leslie G.
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Leslie G.

Dr. Guillot is wonderful. He makes you relaxed while he's doing a great job on your beautiful smile. Let's face it. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and Dr. Guillot helps you achieve that pretty smile in total comfort!!
Review from Mary D.
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Mary D.

Awesome experience! Kind of sad that I have to wait 6 months to go back. The staff is incredibly friendly, the office is beautiful and it was an overall great experience. Quick, easy and painless! Emily is a wonderful hygienist! I've already recommended this practice to a friend who just moved to the area. Thank you!
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Dr. Walter Guillot
Dr. Walter Guillot is pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to his neighbors in Gulfport and the surrounding community.

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