Periodontal Therapy – Chardon, OH
Treating Your Red,
Swollen, Bleeding Gums
When some people notice the initial symptoms of gum disease – redness, swelling, and periodic bleeding – they think it is nothing serious. However, ignoring gum disease for too long puts the teeth and gums at risk, and it could even contribute to heart problems. Call us right away for periodontal therapy in Chardon, OH if you suspect that you are suffering from a gum infection.
Why Choose Chardon Smile Center for Periodontal Therapy?
- State-of-the-Art Dental Office
- Arestin Antibiotics Available
- Experienced Dental Team
Scaling & Root Planing
If your gum disease is still in its mild to moderate stages, we can remove the plaque and tartar causing the infection through a deep cleaning procedure. First, scaling is performed using an ultrasonic device that breaks up the harmful substances that have accumulated around the gum line. The second step is root planing, which is the process of smoothing out any rough surfaces on the roots of teeth, meaning there will be fewer areas where bacteria can easily gather to start a new infection.
Arestin Antibiotic Therapy
Antibiotics keep fighting your gum disease after the initial treatments have been performed. Our dental office uses Arestin, which is delivered in the form of microspheres placed in your periodontal pockets. The medication in the spheres will slowly be released as time passes so that it can seep into the gum tissue and get rid of the bacteria that we were unable to remove with scaling and root planing. Follow-up appointments are recommended so that we can confirm that your condition is improving.