Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Sweeny, TX
Protecting Oral & Overall Health
Contrary to popular belief, cavities are actually NOT the most common dental problem in the world—that title is held by periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. This is a bacterial infection that can cause red, swollen, and tender gums that bleed very easily, and left untreated, it can even lead to tooth loss! At Sweeny Family Dental, we strive to protect our patients’ entire smiles, so we’ll check your gums every time you come to see us. If we spot a problem, the helpful periodontal disease treatments in Sweeny, TX, detailed below, will ensure we can take care of it right away.
Why Choose Sweeny Family Dental for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Comprehensive gum screenings at every appointment
- Deep cleanings eliminate infection at the source
- Peridex Antibiotic Therapy stops reinfections
Scaling & Root Planing
When caught early, gum disease can usually be taken care of using a special kind of dental cleaning called scaling and root planing. First, we’ll use an ultrasonic cleaner to break up and remove any plaque and tartar buildup from around the gum line, and then we’ll gently smooth out the rough surfaces of the teeth’s roots. Why do this second step? This makes plaque less likely to accumulate around the gums in the future, lowering a patient’s risk of reinfection.
Peridex Antibiotic Therapy
This is a prescription strength mouthwash that’s designed to lower the levels of bacteria in your mouth. It will serve as part of your gum disease treatment regimen, and you’ll simply need to rinse with it twice a day for about a week. Dr. Funk may also recommend it for a patient after undergoing oral surgery in order to prevent an infection. Whatever the case may be, it’s an easy and conservative way to protect/improve oral health, and many of our patients have stronger smiles because of it.