Gum Disease Treatment – Frisco, TX
Keep Your Entire Smile Safe
Over 75% of American adults have a mild to an advanced stage of gum disease. Symptoms start small (and in some cases may not be noticed at all without a professional examination), but they can evolve very quickly and can eventually cause the jawbone to deteriorate and can even cause you to lose your teeth. Gum disease therapy should begin as early as possible for the sake of your smile and your entire wellbeing, so call Blue Star Smiles immediately for gum disease treatment in Frisco, TX to address bleeding or swollen gums.
Why Choose Blue Star Smiles for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Dentists and Hygienists That You Can Trust
- Patient-Centric Dental Office Environment
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is another name for gum disease. It’s what happens when the gum tissue becomes infected as a consequence of poor dental hygiene. The gums become swollen or puffy, change color, and may start to bleed more easily. As time passes, the bacteria in the gums will start to attack the tissues that keep the teeth anchored in place, eventually causing them to come loose. It’s possible to reverse gum disease with good oral hygiene habits early on, but after it reaches the advanced stages, you’ll need one of our professional periodontal treatments.
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing are actually considered to be part of the same deep-cleaning process designed specifically to remove the plaque and tartar that are contributing to gum disease. The process focuses specifically on the area around and beneath the gum line; harmful bacteria are removed from this area in order to give the gums a chance to heal. We’ll also smooth out the tooth roots, creating a surface that’s harder for plaque to accumulate on.
We may prescribe antibiotic therapy following an in-office gum disease treatment. Even the most thorough deep cleaning won’t necessarily remove bacteria that is hiding in the deepest part of the gums, but antibiotic therapy gives you a way to fight it at home. We’ll base the prescription for your antibiotic on the severity of your gum disease as well as other factors; feel free to ask if there’s anything you don’t understand about your treatment.