Restore Your Gum Health With Gum Disease Treatment in Bryan

Gum disease can catch you unaware if you’re not careful – in its early stages you might not notice any symptoms at all. That’s why we recommend you visit Dr. Johnson twice a year for a regular checkup. If we do find evidence of gum problems, our Bryan gum disease treatment can:

  • Remove disease-causing bacteria so your gums can heal
  • Give you more confidence to put forth your best smile
  • Help you avoid big problems like tooth loss
  • Let you enjoy peace of mind about your oral health

Call our office today at 979-279-8839 to schedule your next dental exam. We’re located at 3702 Coppercrest Drive, between Copperfield Drive and University Drive East.

Healthy Gums Make Your Smile Healthier

Dr. Johnson and our team will do all we can to restore your oral health. Our periodontal treatment options include:

  • Deep Cleanings – One of the main gum treatments we use is “deep cleaning” with scaling and root planing. We will first remove (scale) plaque, tartar, and bacteria from around and below your gumline where you can’t reach when brushing and flossing. Then we will smooth (plane) the roots to make it difficult for bacteria to regrow there.
  • Antibiotics – If necessary, we can use a local antibiotic with or without a deep cleaning. Arestin® eliminates bacteria below your gumline so your gums have a chance to heal. We’ll apply it directly on your gums, so you won’t have to worry about taking any medication.
  • Periodontal Splinting – If your gum disease is more severe, to the point that you’ve lost bone from chronic gum infection and you’re at risk for losing teeth, we offer periodontal splinting. This procedure allows us to stabilize teeth that have become loose due to insufficient bone mass. We will bond a splint in place – usually a wire – that reduces stress on the remaining gum tissue and allows you to use your teeth for a while longer.

Get your gums healthy again with gum disease treatment in Bryan. Call us today to schedule your next dental visit: 979-279-8839. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease treatment is designed to get rid of plaque, tartar, and bacteria from around and below your gumline. At Johnson Dentistry, we offer several types of gum disease treatment, including scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and periodontal splinting. Dr. Johnson will help you decide on the right type of treatment based on your needs.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

Your gum disease treatment should be completely comfortable. We’ll numb your gums so you don’t feel any discomfort or pain during your treatment. In addition, we use a gentle, skilled touch to clean your gums. Let us know at any time if you need to take a break before we move on.

What are gum disease symptoms?

One symptom that many people notice is gums that bleed when brushing. Other symptoms include gums that look swollen and/or bright red, gums that feel tender, and bad breath that won’t go away. It’s important to seek attention right away when you notice these symptoms. It is easier and less expensive to treat gum disease in its early stage