Periodontal Therapy – Avon, MA
Gum Disease Treatment
When You Need It
The teeth may be the part of the smile that people tend to pay attention to, but keeping the gums healthy is just as important. Infected gums can be very painful and may even cause you to lose your teeth in the future. As soon as you notice swelling, redness, bleeding, or other symptoms that indicate the presence of gum disease, call Avon Dental Group for periodontal therapy in Avon, MA. Dr. Malaviya and Dr. Sardhara will devise a treatment plan for fighting the infection before it causes irreversible harm.
Why Choose Avon Dental Group for Periodontal Therapy?
Dentists and Team
All Ages Welcome
Advanced Treatment Tools
Scaling & Root Planing
We have two goals when treating gum disease: get rid of the bacteria causing the infection and give the gums a chance to heal and reattach to the teeth. To do this, we’ll need to perform a deep cleaning of the area beneath the gumline. Using special tools, we’ll scrape away (or scale) plaque and tartar that might have built up where your toothbrush and dental floss couldn’t reach. After that, the roots of the teeth are smoothed (or planed) to speed up the recovery process.
Even after deep cleaning, there could still be a lot of bacteria in your mouth that could contribute to gum disease. To make sure your gums stay well-protected in the meantime, we may prescribe antibiotic therapy. This helps sterilize the area so that an existing infection doesn’t grow worse. When you visit our dental office for a periodontal treatment, be sure to ask about the antibiotics that are available and whether they might be necessary in your case.