Gum Disease Treatment – Trophy Club, TX
Gentle Relief for Bleeding, Sensitive Gums
Most people know about the dangers of cavities, but gum disease is an even more common oral health problem – and one that few people think about. When plaque and bacteria gather below the gum line, it can cause your gums to bleed easily, swell up, and feel tender. Left untreated, gum disease could lead to tooth loss or even increase your risk for overall health concerns like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
At Complete Dentistry in Trophy Club, Dr. Sadkin takes a whole-body wellness approach to dental care. That’s why she aims to stop gum disease in the early stages with expert gum disease treatment in our Trophy Club, TX dental office that utilizes the latest technology. If you’re looking for gentle relief for bleeding, sensitive gums, our team can help! Call us today to schedule your appointment.
Why Choose Complete Dentistry in Trophy Club for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Soft Tissue Lasers for Gentle Treatment & Fast Healing
- Insurance-Friendly Dental Office
- Short Wait Times
Scaling & Root Planing
You can think of scaling and root planing as a dental cleaning, except it focuses on your gums rather than your teeth. This procedure has two steps: removing plaque and tartar from along/below the gum line, and then smoothing out the roots of the teeth. The rough surfaces on the tooth roots tend to harbor bacteria, so smoothing them out will encourage your gums to heal and greatly reduce the risk of reinfection.
We often supplement scaling and root planing with topical antibiotic therapy, as bacteria may have built up in deep areas of the gums that even our highly advanced instruments can’t access. In that case, we can directly apply an antibiotic called Arestin. It begins fighting bacteria right away, and over the next few weeks, it spreads throughout the gums, eliminating bacteria in even the most hard-to-reach places.
Instead of using traditional tools for gum disease therapy, we use a soft tissue laser that makes the whole process much more effective and comfortable. We carefully aim a concentrated beam of light at the diseased gum tissue to remove harmful bacteria with extreme precision. The laser even cauterizes the tissue almost immediately, so it minimizes bleeding and discomfort after your procedure, leading to a smoother and quicker recovery.