Periodontal Therapy – Denison, IA
Comfortable & Effective
While the teeth get a lot of attention when it comes to oral health, your gums matter just as much! They provide essential support for your smile, and without proper care, they can develop an infection that leads to swelling, redness, bleeding, and even tooth loss. If you or your child’s gums are feeling a little more sensitive lately, or if you consistently see pink in the sink after brushing your teeth, be sure to give us a call today. We can take care of the problem right away to ensure your smile stays safe, strong, and beautiful with periodontal therapy in Denison, IA!
Why Choose 32 & You for Periodontal Therapy?
- Laser Gum Therapy: Fast & Painless
- Warm & Friendly Team That Feels Like Family
- Trusted by Denison Families for More than 20 Years
Scaling & Root Planing
As you eat, dental plaque accumulates on your teeth, and if it isn’t removed by brushing and flossing, it can actually harden into a substance called tartar. This exposes the teeth and nearby gum tissue to bacteria, which can lead to the infection known as gum disease. Scaling is a special type of cleaning we can use to remove this tartar, and then root planing involves smoothing out the rough surfaces of the tooth roots. This enables the gums to heal quickly and firmly reattach to the teeth to prevent reinfection.
When you have a bacterial infection in your nose or sinuses, your doctor sometimes gives you an antibiotic to kill the harmful bacteria, right? The same approach works for infections in your mouth! After your scaling and root planing treatment, we can prescribe you Doxicycline to take at home. Usually ingested as a pill or tablet, this helps eliminate any bacteria not removed during your initial cleaning. It’s also commonly prescribed as an anti-acne treatment, so clearer skin might be a pleasant side effect!