Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Lynchburg, VA
Healthy Gums, Healthy Smile
Our doctors take gum disease very seriously. More than 80% of the population will experience some form of the condition at some point during their lifetime. The staff at Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry checks for signs of gum disease during each dental hygiene appointment, but problems can often arise quickly. If you suspect that there might be something wrong with your overall oral health, please do not hesitate to call us. We'll schedule an appointment and perform gum disease therapy if we think it could benefit you.
Some signs of gum disease can only be noticed by a trained dental professional. However, your need for gum disease therapy may make itself evident to you. Symptoms of gum disease can include:
- Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
- Tender or sensitive gums
- Bad breath that lingers, despite normal brushing habits
- Gums that have noticeably receded
- Loose teeth
Each of these possible indicators is worrisome, and you'll need immediate dental attention to counteract the progression of gum disease. If left to its own devices, gum disease can even result in a higher risk of tooth loss! Gum disease therapy from Peery & Woolwine Family can help your condition and keep your smile whole and happy.
Why Choose Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry
for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Dentists with Decades of Experience
- Most Dental Insurance Plans Accepted
- Effective Therapy against Harmful Bacteria
Scaling & Root Planing
Unfortunately, regular brushing and flossing can only do so much. Decay-causing bacteria naturally reside in our mouths and can cause gum disease. When these germs find their way into spaces where toothbrushes and mouthwash can't reach, they begin attacking your gums. This can result in the formation of deep pockets, or abscesses, between a tooth and the gum line. Gum disease therapy from Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry could reverse the progression of this problem.
The dentists at Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry can use root planing and scaling to remove some of the contaminants from your gums. During this procedure, our professional hygienists can go into the deep pockets of your mouth to eliminate some of the bacteria. Please note that it may not be possible for any gum disease therapy procedure to totally eradicate these germs. However, taking action can prolong the health of the tissue and enable you to retain your natural teeth for a longer amount of time.
ARESTIN® Antibiotic Therapy
Although we may not be able to eliminate every single germ, we can certainly bring your oral microbiome back under control. To help reduce the effect of these harmful bacteria, we can also apply a topical antibiotic treatment after scaling and root planing. ARESTIN has proven effective in stopping the progression of gum disease. Keep in mind that we may need to repeat the entire process every three to four months until your condition has stabilized.