Gum Disease Treatment in Addison, TX

Stop Gum Disease In Its Tracks

Do you notice your gum tissue becoming noticeably red or puffy? Is there blood in your saliva right after you finish flossing? If so, there could be a dangerous infection developing inside of your mouth known as gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, this condition can start out on a small scale and appear to be seemingly harmless. However, left untreated, it can actually worsen quite quickly. Keep in mind that the leading cause of tooth loss in U.S. adults is gum disease. With help from the dentists at Addison Family Dentistry, you can get screened for gum disease during your routine appointment and get periodontal therapy in Addison, TX needed to restore your oral health. If you notice the symptoms for gum disease, please call our dental office right away!


Scaling & Root Planing

In more mild cases of gum disease, additional cleanings at our dental office could be enough to reverse the most serious effects. If your symptoms worsen over time, then we’ll need to take additional measures to save your smile and gum tissue. This is done through scaling and root planing, a pair of treatments that work to remove bacteria buildup above and below the gum tissue. Our experienced hygienist will also smooth out the roots of your teeth, which can develop rough surfaces and allow plaque and tartar to collect.

Antibiotic Therapy

In addition to scaling and root planing, our dental office may also recommend antibiotic therapy to accelerate the healing process of your gum tissue. The medication is applied directly to your gums, which then actively treats your infected tissue over the next several days and weeks. This eliminates stray traces of dangerous bacteria that may still be present. It can also reduce your risk of future inflammation and even decrease the size of your periodontal pockets, which form in between teeth.

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