Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Avon, CT

Stopping Bleeding and Swollen Gums

Gum disease starts with mild symptoms – swelling, redness, occasional bleeding – that you may think you can manage on your own. Without proper treatment, though, it can contribute to tooth loss, heart problems, and more. Our team can help keep your mouth – and the rest of your body – safe from the harmful effects of gum disease thanks to various forms of periodontal treatment. To learn more, call our Avon office today.

Scaling & Root Planing

No amount of brushing or flossing can remove plaque and tartar that have accumulated beneath the gum line; that’s why a deep cleaning is needed. It starts with scaling, where we remove the bacteria causing the inflammation, paying close attention to the area behind the gums. Then, we use a process called root planing to smooth out the roots of the teeth, eliminating the rough surfaces that bacteria like to accumulate on.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Arestin is a concentrated antibiotic that’s applied directly to the pockets that form when the gums start to pull back from the teeth. The medication is contained in numerous microspheres, and it is released over the course of a couple of weeks. We prescribe antibiotic therapy in combination with other forms of periodontal treatment. Using Arestin after performing a deep cleaning procedure helps reduce pocket depth and makes it easier for the gums to heal.