Gum Disease Treatment – Symmes, OH
Save Your Gums & Your Smile
The most common reason for adult tooth loss isn’t actually tooth decay, but periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, this bacterial infection impacts an estimated 50% of adults in the United States. It often begins with bleeding or tender gums, but it can lead to gum recession and ultimately tooth loss without treatment. At Fresh Dental Cosmetic Implant & General Dentistry, Dr. Ejaz Lakhani would love to save your gums and your smile with gum disease treatment in Symmes, OH. Contact our dental office to get started!
Why Choose Fresh Dental Cosmetic Implant & General Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Experienced Dentist Dedicated to Continuing Education
- Privately-Owned, Insurance-Friendly Dental Office
- Gentle Treatments with a Personalized Touch
Scaling & Root Planing
Considered the gold standard of gum disease therapy, scaling and root planing allows our team to target the source of the infection directly. First comes scaling, during which we break up any plaque and tartar deposits that have built up around your gumline. Next comes root planing, wherein we carefully smooth down your teeth’s roots. This treatment greatly reduces your risk of future gum disease, as plaque is less likely to gather on smooth surfaces.
To supplement scaling and root planing, we may apply a topical antibiotic to your gums. Immediately after being placed, the medicine begins to destroy any lingering bacteria, but it also continues to spread to even the deepest pockets of your gums over the next few days or weeks, reaching areas that even our advanced instruments cannot. If we deem it necessary, we may also prescribe a course of oral antibiotics.