Gum Disease Treatment – Pasadena, TX
Taking Care of Your Smile’s Foundation
If you don’t brush and floss consistently, your teeth can develop cavities – but for your gums, the threat is a bacterial infection called gum disease. This can lead to redness, swelling, sensitivity, and eventually, gum recession and tooth loss! Treating and preventing gum disease is a large part of our practice here in Pasadena, and if we spot any signs of it at your regular checkups, Dr. Nguyen is ready to take care of it right away using two proven therapies. If your gums bleed every time you clean your teeth, you may already have early-stage gum disease, so contact us today to get treatment right away!
Why Choose Town Square Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Our Gentle Touch Makes Every Treatment Comfortable
- Friendly Team Ensures a Relaxing Appointment
- We Treat Your Time Like It’s Our Own
Scaling & Root Planing
Gum disease is primarily caused by tartar buildup on the teeth below the gum line, which is usually filled with bacteria that irritates the nearby tissues. Scaling is able to remove these deposits, and then root planing smooths out the rough surfaces of the teeth’s roots to prevent them from forming again. This procedure is similar to a regular dental cleaning and can usually be completed in one to four appointments depending on the extent of a patient’s infection.
As gum disease advances, small pockets of bacteria tend to form between the teeth and gums. These tiny spaces are extremely hard to clean, even with scaling and root planing, which is where antibiotic therapy comes into play. For this, a topical medication is applied directly to the gums, where it quickly dries, and then it slowly dissolves over the next week or so, enabling it to seep down and clean even the deepest part of these pockets.