Gum Disease Treatment – Evanston, IL
Don’t Let Gum Disease Cost You Your Smile
Gum disease starts off seemingly small, but it eventually turns into a major oral health issue that can cause your teeth to fall out and leave you more vulnerable to heart attacks and other systemic health issues. It’s essential to have gum disease identified and treated as soon as possible before any lasting damage is done to your mouth or body. Give Bowdental of Evanston a call today if you’re concerned about your oral health, so we can schedule gum disease treatment at our Evanston, IL dental office.
Scaling & Root Planing
Gum disease is characterized by plaque and tartar that has built up beneath the gum line. You won’t be able to remove said buildup with brushing and flossing alone. Instead, we’ll need to perform scaling to get rid of the harmful substances so that they don’t cause any more damage to your gums. Scaling is followed by root planing, a procedure that involves smoothing out the roots of the teeth so that the gums can reattach themselves more easily.
Antibiotic therapy helps with pocket reduction after scaling and root planing. It works to fight any remaining bacteria, encouraging the gum tissue to successfully reattach to the teeth. Our dental office uses Arestin®, which is a special kind of antibiotic that can be applied topically to the pockets between the teeth and gums. The medication is released in small amounts over several weeks so that it can continue combatting bacteria even after the initial deep cleaning is complete.