Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – West Seneca, NY
Revitalizing Your Gums
When gum disease first starts to develop, you may not realize that anything is particularly wrong; you might see a bit of blood on your toothbrush or notice that your gums are looking redder than they used to, but you likely won’t see it as anything serious. Sooner or later, though, the destructive consequences of gum disease will take their toll, and you could end up suffering tooth loss in addition to other health issues. Get in touch with Applegate dental as soon as you have the slightest idea that your gums might be infected; with our multiple treatment options, we can help you avoid a worst-case scenario.
Why Choose Applegate Dental for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Safe, Effective Antibiotic Therapy
- Sedation Options for Nervous Patients
- State-of-the-Art Dental Techniques
Scaling & Root Planing
Once gum disease reaches a certain stage, it is technically uncurable. However, it is still possible to treat and manage it in order to keep your teeth safe. In order to get rid of the plaque and tartar that could destroy the roots of the teeth, we can use scaling to clean the area below the gum line. Afterwards, root planing allows us to reduce the rough surfaces on the tooth roots that make it easier for dangerous bacteria to attach themselves.
Arestin® Antibiotic Therapy
To make scaling and root planing even more effective, we can use Arestin antibiotic therapy to kill the traces of bacteria left behind. Multiple microspheres will be placed in the pockets above and below your gum line. Over time, they’ll start to release the medication that will continue to fight against infection. By combining antibiotic therapy with other treatments, we make it easier for your gums to heal and reduce the risk of a worsening infection.
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