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.