Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Bedford, VA
Healthier Gums for a Healthier Smile
Gum disease often develops silently, to the point that you may not even realize that you have it until we find telltale symptoms during a regular checkup. That does not mean that you can afford to ignore this condition. Untreated gum disease is known to cause tooth loss and contribute to heart problems, diabetes, and other dangerous health conditions. It’s vital that you have it treated at PeaksView Dental as soon as you realize that something is wrong. Call us today to set up a periodontal appointment if you’re concerned about gum health.
Why Choose PeaksView Dental for
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?
- Variety of Services Under One Roof
- Advanced PerioChip® Antibiotic Therapy
- Focus on Excellent Customer Service
Scaling & Root Planing
You might sometimes hear scaling and root planing referred to together as deep cleaning. As such a name suggests, it’s a more thorough cleaning than the one you might receive during a regular checkup. Scaling involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line, thus getting rid of much of the bacteria contributing to gum disease. Then root planing is performed to smooth out the tooth roots so that bacteria can’t gather on them as easily in the future.
PerioChip® Antibiotic Therapy
PerioChip® is a biodegradable chip that might be used alongside scaling and root planing to help your mouth recover from gum disease. The chip is inserted underneath your gums in areas where periodontal pockets are more than 5 millimeters deep. It will release medication in vitro over the course of 7 to 10 days, actively fighting against any bacteria that we were unable to remove with scaling and root planing. Placing this chip takes less than a minute, and it can significantly improve the rate at which your gums heal.