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Periodontal Therapy Keeps Your Smile Safe in Brick

When it comes to your oral health, the condition of your gums is just as important as your teeth, which is why we will screen them whenever you come to see us. Should you show any signs of periodontal disease (gum disease), we will be able to quickly take care of it with comprehensive periodontal therapy. If you are experiencing red, swollen, or tender gums that bleed often, be sure to contact us today to get the treatment you need!

Scaling & Root Planing

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A scaling and root planing treatment usually serves as our first line of defense against mild to moderate gum disease. For this, your hygienist will first use an ultrasonic cleaner to remove any plaque and tartar that has built up around your gum line (scaling), and then the roots of your teeth will be gently smoothed out (root planing). This will make it much harder for plaque to gather on them in the future, which will lower your chances of redeveloping gum disease.

Antibiotic Therapy

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After your initial scaling and root planing treatment, your dentist may decide to use antibiotics to help further fight the infection. This will come in the form of either a topical antibiotic that is applied directly to the gums or a pill that you will take at home. This will help eliminate any deeply hidden bacteria that is still present in the mouth. Afterward, you will be advised to come see us more often for regular dental cleanings to help protect you from reinfection.