Non-Surgical Gum Treatment

Non-Surgical Gum Treatment

Periodontal, or gum, diseases can often be treated in the early stages without surgical intervention. Our practice utilizes arestin, an antibiotic used in conjunction with scaling and root planing to treat periodontal disease. Scaling removes tartar and plaque from the gums. This is followed by planing, which smoothes the root surfaces and allows the gum tissue to heal. As always, the best way to prevent periodontal disease is to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day to prevent the formation of plaque. To learn more about professional cleanings and our other general dentistry services, please contact our offices.