Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment-Stephenville, TX

Keeping Gums Looking and Feeling Healthy

Gum disease, also commonly referred to as periodontal disease, affects millions of Americans. Because many individuals don’t realize they’re showing signs of this oral health problem, it leads to worsening symptoms that can cause bone and tooth loss as well as conditions that can develop throughout the body, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, declining cognitive abilities, and more. Dr. Wade and our team at Dental Excellence are here to provide safe and effective scaling and root planing as well as antibiotic therapy to keep gums looking and feeling healthy for years to come. If you think you’re dealing with inflamed, bleeding, and tender gums, contact us today.

 

Why Choose Dental Excellence for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • Dentists with Over 50 Years Combined Experience Helping Patients Heal Gum Disease
  • Active Members of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Nitrous Oxide & Oral Conscious Sedation for More Relaxed & Comfortable Appointments

 

Scaling & Root Planing

When plaque and tartar accumulate around the teeth and gums, the only way to remove them is with professional instruments and techniques. Brushing and flossing are no longer enough, which is why we implement scaling and root planing. First, we remove the bacteria around the base of your teeth and into the gum pockets (scaling) before smoothing the roots of your teeth (root planing) to not only encourage reattachment but also make it harder for bacteria to build up in the future.

 

Antibiotic Therapy

In addition to scaling and root planing, we’ll also likely recommend antibiotic therapy. Because bacteria can burrow into areas that we cannot reach, Arestin is applied within the gum pockets and begins to release immediately, eliminating any bacteria left behind. Over several weeks, it will continue to spread and treat the gum tissue, allowing for a healthier, longer-lasting smile.