What is Gum Disease Therapy?
At River Oak Dental, we know how difficult it can be to deal with gum disease. That’s why we have comprehensive treatment plans with different options available based on your needs. Gum disease therapy can be used to help manage disease and infections. Some of the therapy options include scaling, root planing, and localized application of antimicrobial medication.
What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?
Gum disease, sometimes called periodontal disease, can leave you with red, swollen gums. Along with gum swelling, you’re also likely to experience sore gums and bleeding while brushing or flossing. The reason this happens is that, during gum disease, periodontal pockets form beneath the surface of the gum tissue. This allows tartar and plaque to accumulate there and cause the gums to become inflamed. Without treatment or proper gum disease therapy, these pockets can eventually lead to a periodontal abscess.
River Oak Dental Offers Several Options for Gum Disease Therapy
River Oak Dental offers periodontal cleaning, laser gum therapy, and more to help mitigate gum disease in order to prevent tooth loss and the need for future surgery. The scaling technique we offer during our periodontal cleaning involves the use of specialized tools. These tools can get deep down into the periodontal pockets to remove the buildup. After this, the root surfaces of the teeth are cleaned. This process allows the gums to reattach to the teeth and then the periodontal pockets can begin to heal.