Gum Disease Treatment – Fort Worth, TX
Curbing the Impact of Gum Disease
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the nation, impacting one out of every two adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our team at Karen Neil Fort Worth Dentistry strives to catch the signs as early as possible to treat it and reverse the impact that it has on your smile, but if it has progressed past our ability to do this, we can also treat it to minimize the damage it does to your smile down the road. You can learn more about our options for gum disease treatment in Fort Worth, TX by reading below or contacting our dental office.
Why Choose Karen Neil Fort Worth Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Friendly & Experienced Dentist
- Patient-Centered Dental Care
- Dental Sedation Available
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a two-step process that typically takes place over the course of one to two appointments. First, we’ll thoroughly remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, as far down as the pockets of your gums. Then, we’ll smooth out the roots of your teeth by removing any hardened bacteria from them, which will allow your gums to healthily reattach and provide this vulnerable structure with necessary protection.
In combination with scaling and root planing, we also suggest antibiotic therapy. We’ll prescribe the antibiotic in the form of a prescription mouthwash or a pill that you’ll use every day. The goal is to drastically minimize the number of harmful oral bacteria in your mouth that resulted in your gum infection to reduce your symptoms. After a week or so, we may ask you to come back in for a follow-up to make sure you’re achieving the results that we aim for.