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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Sparta, NJ

Solutions for Bleeding & Sensitive Gums

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Do your gums bleed every single time you brush and floss? If so, then you may have early-stage periodontal (gum) disease, an extremely common infection that affects most adults in the US. Thankfully, periodontal disease is relatively easy to treat if caught early, which is why we screen for it at every checkup. Is anyone in your household experiencing bleeding, sensitive, or swollen gums? We’re ready to take care of them right away with periodontal (gum) disease treatment in Sparta, NJ here at Gentle Dentistry Sparta, so contact us today.

Why Choose Gentle Dentistry Sparta for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • Relaxing, Spa-Like Atmosphere & Amenities
  • Advanced Treatments for Periodontal Disease
  • Warm, Friendly, & Highly-Experienced Team

Scaling & Root Planing

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Scaling & root planing is a type of dental cleaning that’s designed to remove the main cause of periodontal disease: bacteria-filled deposits of plaque and tartar on the teeth below the gum line. Once the roots of the teeth have been cleaned (scaling), they are gently reshaped and smoothed out (root planing). Why? This not only encourages the gums to heal faster, but it helps them reattach to the teeth more firmly, keeping a patient safe from reinfection.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Antibiotic treatment

Periodontal disease bacteria can often build up in small pockets located between the teeth and gums, and the deepest part of these pockets is extremely difficult to clean with scaling & root planing alone. That’s where antibiotic therapy can help. A powerful medicine called Arestin is applied directly to the infected gum tissue where it quickly dries, and then it dissolves over the next few days. This gives the Arestin time to reach every part of the pocket and get rid of even the most well-hidden bacteria.