Marietta Dental Professionals offers a variety of periodontal therapies to ensure your gums stay in top condition at all stages of life. Restoring health to these soft tissues with general dentistry is a critical step to avoid spreading infection and to prevent serious consequences of advanced gum disease. Your gums are the supporting framework for your smile. Therefore, you can trust our team of Marietta dentists to take care of them with unsurpassed attention and skill.
Gum Infection Treatment
Just like other infections in the body, gum infections begin with the existence of harmful bacteria. This is typically caused when plaque and tartar are left to accumulate along the gum line. Plaque bacteria will eventually trigger an inflammation within the gums, often noticeable as red or swollen gums. This is a sign of early periodontal disease. While gum disease is easily treated at this stage, not all patients are aware of their condition or seek the proper treatment. Left alone, the gum infection may progress to cause receding gums, deep pockets of gum tissue, bone destruction, tooth loss and more. At Marietta Dental Professionals, we are prepared to handle all stages of gum disease. We utilize the most advanced products, techniques and technology available to eliminate the gum infection and help patients regain a healthy, vibrant smile.
Scaling and Root Planing
The first line of defense against your gum infection will likely be a scaling and root planing procedure, which is also known as a “deep cleaning.” During this visit, one of our dentists will use a combination of ultrasonic and handheld instruments to blast away stubborn plaque and calculus deposits from your tooth roots and remove bacteria from within the deep pockets of gum tissue. Next, we will smooth the surfaces of the tooth roots in order to encourage the gum tissues to reattach.
When appropriate, our periodontal treatments employ exclusive, locally-produced dental antibiotics delivered on a case-by-case basis. These antibiotics are combined with skillful scaling and root planing to effectively remove plaque, calculus, bacterial toxins and restore optimal gum health.
Are you currently suffering from a gum infection? Trust Marietta Dental Professionals for affordable, comfortable and effective periodontal therapy today. Contact our office now to schedule your appointment.