Periodontal Disease Treatment
We have 4 distinct ways we can treat periodontal (gum) disease:
- We can perform a standard dental cleaning. This is normally all we need to do to handle a minor infection.
- We can perform a pair of procedures called scaling and root planing. This is basically a deep cleaning for your gums, and it’s one of the best ways we can address advanced gum disease.
- We may also use a soft tissue laser to eliminate plaque, bacteria, and even diseased tissue.
- Between appointments, we may apply topical antibiotic therapy to help you fight the infection while at home.