Healthy gums serve as an important foundation for any smile, and to make sure they stay that way, Center One Dental is able to provide complete periodontal therapy. These treatments can battle periodontal disease, which is an extremely common infection of the gums that can lead to chronic bad breath and even tooth loss! We’ll screen your gums whenever you come to see us so that if we spot a problem, we can take care of it way before it has a chance to harm your smile.
Scaling and root planing are the gold standard when it comes to periodontal therapy. These services allow our team to attack the infection right at the source. With it, we can break up and clear away any plaque and tartar that has gathered along your gum line (scaling), and then we can gently reshape your teeth’s roots in order to lower your chances of reinfection (root planing). An entire treatment can usually be completed over the course of two to four visits based on the extent of the infection.
After your periodontal cleaning, our team may decide to use antibiotic therapy to help further fight the infection. A medicine called ARESTIN will be applied directly to your gums, where it will quickly harden into a wax-like texture. It will slowly dissolve over the next few days, allowing a powerful antimicrobial agent to reach even the most deeply hidden bacteria. Afterward, you’ll be advised to come see us more frequently for regular dental cleanings to make sure you’re healing well and staying free of disease.