Gum Disease Treatment – Keller, TX
Caring for Your Teeth and Gums
Even if you may not realize it, gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, and it can easily start to develop in your mouth long before you even realize that it’s happening. It’s possible to reverse early infections with good oral hygiene and routine cleanings, but unfortunately the consequences of gum disease will only become more severe over time without the right treatment. Dr. Walia has multiple ways to diagnose gum disease and restore your oral health. If you notice your gums are bleeding or have become swollen, give us a call to find out how you can keep your smile intact with gum disease treatment in Keller, TX.
Why Choose Ridgepoint Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Modern Technology for Advanced Treatment Planning
Scaling & Root Planing
As with any oral infection, the key to treating gum disease is to get rid of the bacteria that is causing it. Said bacteria often gathers in the pockets that form between your teeth and gums as the soft tissue gradually starts to recede. A “deep cleaning” allows us to remove the plaque and tartar that have accumulated in and around these pockets. After scraping the harmful substances away with scaling, we’ll smooth the roots of the teeth with root planing to encourage the gums to reattach themselves.
It takes more than a single treatment to stop the development of gum disease; after scaling and root planing have been performed, we can place an antibiotic called ARESTIN in the pockets. The medication will be released from their microspheres very gradually over the course of several weeks. That means that it can actively fight against oral bacteria for an extended period of time, which should give your mouth time to heal. The length of antibiotic therapy will depend on both the complexity and severity of your case.