Gum Disease Treatment – Evergreen, CO
Preventing Permanent Oral Damage with Gum Therapy
Gum disease is characterized by bleeding, swollen, tender gums, persistent foul breath, and other unpleasant symptoms. Left untreated, gum disease causes tooth loss and has been linked to heart problems, respiratory issues, and birth complications. Regular visits to the dentist allow us to keep track of your gum health and provide intervention as necessary for infected gums, like scaling and root planing, also called a “deep cleaning”. Our soft tissue laser reduces discomfort and speeds healing times for gum disease treatment.
Why Choose Evergreen Dental Group for Gum Disease Treatment?
Soft Tissue Laser
Scaling & Root Planing
If you’re experiencing mild to severe gum disease symptoms, we may suggest a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. This is a two-step process that allows us to drastically minimize the presence of harmful oral bacteria and even potentially reverse the condition. First, we’ll remove all plaque and tartar buildup from above and below the gumline. Then, we’ll smooth out the roots, allowing your gums to healthily reattach to the teeth.
Arestin Antibiotic Therapy
Treating gum disease doesn’t stop at a deep cleaning; in order to fight the infection and give the mouth a chance to heal, we’ll need to perform antibiotic therapy using Arestin. Numerous microspheres are placed in your gum pockets, where they will slowly release the medication over time. This prevents bacteria from growing back so that the gums can repair themselves and bond with the tooth roots again. Antibiotic therapy typically lasts for several weeks.