According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the nation suffers from gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Your gums are the foundation of your smile, which is why it’s vital to protect and treat them if they become damaged or infected. That’s why we offer gum disease treatment in Sun City West for patients who are experiencing symptoms of the condition, such as bleeding or receding gums.
If we notice some moderate or severe symptoms of gum disease, we’ll likely suggest scaling and root planing to help control the tartar and bacteria accumulation in your mouth. During the first step, we’ll clear away all the harmful substances from above and below the gumline. Next, we’ll smooth out the roots of your teeth to allow your gums to healthily reattach to them to keep further damage from occurring.
Typically, we’ll recommend antibiotic therapy in addition to a deep cleaning to help your immune system tackle a gum infection. We’ll place topical antibiotics in the pockets of your gum tissue. This is where harmful oral bacteria typically accumulates, causing inflammation, irritation, and even dental sensitivity. The antibiotics will slowly dissolve over the next week and fight off the concentrated bacteria in these areas, helping to reverse symptoms.