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I am concerned About Bleeding Gums

Your gums play a critical role in maintaining your overall well-being. They provide essential support for your teeth and safeguard the delicate enamel around their roots. However, if plaque and bacteria accumulate along the gum line, they can lead to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, which can adversely affect both your smile and your general health. Fortunately, our skilled hygienists are prepared to assist patients in addressing this issue at its onset.

Why Choose SA Family Dentist for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • Periodontal exams conducted at every checkup
  • Antibiotic therapy targets hidden bacteria
  • Expert hygiene team with extensive training

Periodontal Exam

Early detection is key to effectively treating periodontal disease. Similar to preventive vaccinations, routine cleanings help prevent disease onset. Once periodontal disease develops, regular maintenance cleanings are insufficient. Instead, a comprehensive exam is conducted to determine if periodontal gum therapy is warranted. During routine checkups, we observe early symptoms such as redness, swelling, and sensitivity around the gum line. Advanced symptoms like oral bleeding, persistent bad breath, and gum recession prompt targeted treatment plans.

Scaling & Root Planing

Upon diagnosing periodontal disease, the initial step involves eliminating plaque and bacteria buildup around the gums and tooth roots through a specialized cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. Our hygienists are proficient in both ultrasonic and hand scaling techniques, ensuring patient comfort. Localized numbing is administered by our doctors to enhance patient comfort. Following scaling, root planing reshapes tooth roots to deter future plaque accumulation, reducing the likelihood of disease recurrence.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

In addition to tartar removal, localized antibacterial treatment is provided to prevent post-treatment infections. Utilizing Arestin, an antibiotic therapy, bacteria harbored within periodontal pockets are targeted, promoting healing and preventing bacterial resurgence.

Periodontal Maintenance

Given the persistent nature of periodontal disease, regular follow-up care is imperative to prevent recurrence. Tailored to individual needs, periodontal maintenance entails consistent at-home oral hygiene practices and more frequent office visits for professional cleanings. This regimen effectively controls periodontal bacteria, preserving long-term oral health. Our well-trained hygienists offer personalized recommendations to enhance gum health and ensure optimal outcomes for our valued patients.

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