Gum Disease Treatment – Sugar Land, TX
Healthier Gums for a Healthier Lifestyle
You probably worry more about your teeth when it comes to your dental health, but you can’t afford to ignore your gums. Gum disease is a very common condition that often leads to tooth loss and may even contribute to heart problems and other life-threatening issues. If you suspect that you have gum disease, or if signs of a gum infection are found during your next checkup, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Chandra to discuss possible treatments.
Why Choose My Smyle Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?
- State of the Art Laser Dentistry
- Variety of Treatments Under One Roof
- Gentle, Patient-Focused Dental Care
Scaling & Root Planing
To remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that are contributing to gum disease, we need to perform what is known as a deep cleaning. The first step is scaling, which focuses on cleaning the area above and below your gumline – specifically, in the pockets that have formed between the teeth and gums. After that, the second step is root planing, which involves smoothing out the root surfaces, lowering the risk of reinfection and encouraging healing.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
With our soft tissue laser, we can remove the inflamed gum tissue that has already been damaged by gum disease. The energy from the laser can also be used to kill harmful bacteria and remove the tartar and plaque that has built up below and around your gumline. Because dental lasers are so precise, we don’t have to remove any more tissue than is strictly necessary. Also, lasers can cauterize exposed blood vessels right away so that there’s little bleeding at the end of the treatment.
We use a special kind of antibiotic called Arestin to continue fighting gum disease after the initial scaling and root planing has been performed. We take some microspheres and place them in the periodontal pockets. When the medication is released from the microspheres, it’s able to fight the oral bacteria living deep in your gums. An Arestin treatment lasts around 14 days, and additional treatments can be performed based on how well your gums heal.