Gum Disease Treatment – Bedford, TX
Relief for Bleeding, Swollen Gums
Many people are living with some form of gum disease right now and don’t even realize it. As a result, many of them could be in danger of losing some or even all of their teeth in the near future. Whether it’s mild gingivitis or severe periodontitis, Drs. Prashantkumar and Julyat Gajera are here to treat the infection and give your gums a chance to heal – thus keeping the rest of your smile safe! Call us today to schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment in Bedford, TX if you’ve noticed that your gums look inflamed or have started to bleed easily.
Why Choose Omega Dental of Bedford for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Excellent Patient Care
- Easy & Flexible Scheduling
- Expert Dentist, Friendly Team
Scaling & Root Planing
The same plaque and tartar that lead to cavities can also contribute to gum disease. A regular cleaning may not be enough to get rid of all the harmful bacteria that has accumulated in your mouth; we’ll have to perform a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the roots of the teeth as well. This is the process known as scaling. It is normally followed up by root planing, which simply means smoothing out the root surfaces so that the gums can reattach more easily.
Gum disease often causes pockets to form between your teeth and gums. Bacteria like to hide in these pockets, and keeping them clean with traditional brushing and flossing can be very challenging. As a result, we may need to take additional steps to reduce the bacteria presence in these pockets so that the gums can heal properly. Hence, after scaling and root planing, we might also prescribe a form of antibiotic therapy, which continues to fight against the infection for several weeks.