Periodontal Therapy - Carrollton, TX
Protecting Gum Health
After brushing and flossing, do you see blood in your saliva? Does your gum tissue seem overly puffy, red, or tender to the touch? These are symptoms of gum (periodontal) disease, a gradual infection that starts out small but can eventually grow to threaten your healthy teeth and jawbone. At Beverly Dental Center, we screen for gum disease during every regular checkup and offer several effective therapy options to combat its presence. Please contact our Carrollton, TX practice if you suspect you may be in need of periodontal care.
Scaling & Root Planing
If traditional cleanings aren’t powerful enough to fight back against the negative effects of gum disease, our team may recommend scaling and root planing as the next step. This in-depth procedure targets the areas of the mouth around and underneath the gum line, eliminating accumulations of plaque. We will also smooth any rough surfaces on the tooth roots, which are known to attract infectious bacteria.
Soft Tissue Laser
Our state-of-the-art BIOLASE technology can provide precise soft tissue treatment without the use of scalpels. The process is simple – the laser’s focused beam will treat and remove diseased portions of the gum line while leaving healthy structure safely in place. This procedure is so comfortable that many patients don’t even need local anesthetic, and the recovery period is greatly accelerated too with very minor postoperative symptoms.
Our dentists may recommend antibiotics as a supplement to scaling and root planing or soft tissue laser therapy. Sulcular irrigation will help cleanse plaque from the difficult spaces between the tooth and the surrounding tissue while also spreading medication to eliminate stray traces of harmful oral bacteria that may have been missed during the initial procedure.