According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the nation suffers from gum disease. When this issue is left untreated, it can cause serious problems for your smile, including gum recession, chronic bad breath, and even tooth loss. We offer effective and custom-tailored gum disease treatment to make sure that your symptoms don’t never get past the initial stages. To schedule a checkup and get a treatment plan that will help optimize your gum health, contact our dental office today for gum disease treatment in Burien, WA.
Scaling and root planing is a two-part process that helps reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in your mouth and allows your gums to heal. First, our team will remove all plaque and tartar accumulation on the surface and roots of your teeth. Afterward, we’ll smooth out the roots, which will enable your gums to healthily reattach to protect them and reduce your risk of experiencing loose or lost teeth.
In combination with scaling and root planing, we typically also recommend Arestin antibiotic therapy. Instead of needing to take a pill that exposes your entire body to an antibiotic, Arestin allows us to target the infected area of your gums, providing better results. We’ll place Arestin antibiotic beads directly into the pockets of your gums to eliminate the infection at its source. Over the course of several days, these will slowly dissolve, continually bathing your gums with medicine.