Periodontal Disease Treatment – Plano, TX

Treating Swollen, Bleeding Gums

Man sharing healthy smile after periodontal disease treatment

Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it’s more commonly called, affects both the gum tissue and your jawbone. It can eventually cause your teeth to become loose, and it can raise the risk of bacteria spreading to the rest of your body and causing heart problems, respiratory infections, and other issues. Call our dental office today if you’ve noticed that your gums are swollen or have started to bleed easily; Dr. Bonds can help you protect your smile with periodontal disease treatment in Plano, TX.

Why Choose River Bend Dental for Periodontal Disease Treatment?

  • Arestin Antibiotic Therapy Available
  • Small Dental Office with Friendly Dentist and Staff
  • New Technology for Better Patient Experiences

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing treatment

The dangerous plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease can build up underneath your gum line, where no amount of brushing and flossing will let you get rid of it. With scaling, we can break down and eliminate plaque and tartar from these hard-to-reach areas; afterwards, we smooth out the roots of the teeth via scaling. The goal is to get rid of the infection-causing bacteria and give the gums a chance to reattach themselves.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Animated smile during Arestin antibiotic therapy

Antibiotic therapy usually complements scaling and root planing by continuing to fight remaining bacteria in the gums over a matter of weeks. Arestin is a particular kind of antibiotic that’s made up of numerous microspheres containing medicine. The microspheres are placed the periodontal pockets (the space between your teeth and your gums); the medicine is slowly released to fight the remaining bacteria. This aids in the gums healing process and makes your condition easier to manage on your own.