Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Carmel, IN
Soothe Your Sensitive & Bleeding Gums
When it comes to your smile, your teeth are usually the star of the show, but your gums matter just as much! They provide essential support and bring nutrients to the teeth, and without proper care, they can actually develop an infection called periodontal disease. What starts as redness and swelling can eventually turn into chronic bad breath, gum recession, and even tooth loss if ignored. Fortunately, the team at Springhetti Dentistry is ready to take care of your ENTIRE smile. If any of the symptoms we’ve mentioned sound familiar, contact us today to get the gentle, effective gum care you need!
Why Choose Springhetti Dentistry for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Gum Screenings Performed at Every Appointment
- Deep Cleanings Remove the Source of Infection
- Able to Treat Patients of All Ages
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a special type of dental cleaning we can use to remove bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that has built up below the gum line and is causing periodontal disease. First, a small scaler is used to break up and clear away these substances, and then the roots of the teeth are smoothed out with root planing. This helps the gums heal faster, plus it makes it harder for plaque to gather around them in the future, protecting someone from reinfection.
Arestin Antibiotic Therapy
Antibiotic therapy enables us to treat a patient’s periodontal disease even when they aren’t sitting in our office! We simply apply a topical medicine to the gums, and over the course of a few days, it slowly seeps below the gum line to eliminate deeply hidden bacteria. This treatment can also reduce the size of periodontal pockets, which are the small spaces between the gums and teeth where bacteria primarily likes to hide and multiply. This helps lower the chances of reinfection.