Gum Disease Treatment – Daniel Island, SC
Give Your Gums the Attention They Need
Gum health is just as important as tooth health and for good reason. Without healthy gums and bone, your teeth would not have the proper foundation for your lifetime. If gum disease develops, it has irreversible effects on the bone so we monitor closely for the need for professional intervention to ensure it’s being properly managed. Dr. Church offers multiple therapies designed to accomplish precisely that. No matter how severe you gum disease might be, she’ll always put your comfort first and create a calming and relaxing atmosphere every time you visit. Give her a call to get started in your future care!
Why Choose Daniel Island Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available
- Targeted Antibiotic Therapy to Promote Healing
- Caring Dentist That Listens to Your Needs
Scaling & Root Planing
Since plaque that causes gum disease exists below the gum line, scaling and root planing need to be performed in order to effectively address it. If plaque and bacteria remains under our gums, it effects our bone levels and can cause irreversible damage and eventual tooth loss. During scaling, we gently break down plaque deposits that have formed beneath the gums. Following this, we perform root planing, which is designed to smooth out the tooth roots so they can begin to reattach to the gums. This also works to reduce the risk of the gums becoming reinfected.
Scaling and root planing are key to treating gum disease, but it’s also important that your gums are receiving active treatment in between your routine follow-up appointments. That’s why we have the option to use Arestin antibiotic therapy following your gum disease treatment. This product uses tiny microspheres filled with gel to promote healing of the gums before your next periodontal cleaning. During your follow-up, we’ll confirm the antibiotic is working as intended and make adjustments from there if needed.