Gum Disease Treatment – Clute, TX

Protect Your Gums from Infection

Many people aren’t as concerned about gum disease as they are about cavities, but the fact is that gum disease can be a major threat to your smile. It can affect the tissues holding your teeth in place, weakening them until they fail altogether, leading to tooth loss. If you want to avoid this and other consequences of gum disease, you’ll want to have the disease treated as quickly as possible. Call Woodshore Family Dentistry today to learn more about our services for gum disease treatment in Clute.

Why Choose Woodshore Family Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
  • Highly Trained In-House Dental Specialists
  • Customer Service-Oriented Dental Practice

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated dental tools removing plaque from teeth during gum disease treatment in Clute

Scaling and root planing are part of the dental deep cleaning process used to treat more advanced forms of gum disease. The scaling process involves breaking down plaque and tartar that are hiding beneath the gumline where you wouldn’t be able to reach them with regular brushing and flossing. After we’ve finished removing these harmful substances, we can perform root planing and smooth out the tooth roots. This makes it easier for the gums to reattach to the teeth after a recession.

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Laser Gum Disease Therapy

Animated soft tissue laser treating gum disease

We can use a dental laser to remove infected gum tissue and kill the bacteria causing your gum disease. Laser gum disease therapy is much more precise than conventional gum disease treatments; only the damaged parts of the gums will be removed while the healthy tissue is left alone. Compared to traditional metal instruments, psoft tissue lasers are very gentle. In fact, you might not even need to have your mouth numbed before your treatment in order to stay comfortable.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Animated topical antibiotic being applied to the gums

Antibiotics are typically prescribed as part of scaling and root planing therapy to help the gum tissue heal. We can apply an antibiotic known as Arestin directly to the pockets that form when the gums pull away from the teeth. For a few weeks, Arestin will kill much of the bacteria that we were unable to remove during the deep cleaning process, allowing your gums to recover and form a new bond with your teeth to hold them in place.