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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Crystal River, FL

Solutions For Bleeding & Sensitive Gums

Do you always see pink in the sink after you brush and floss your teeth? Have your gums felt more sensitive lately? If so, then you may have early-stage periodontal disease, which is also commonly known as gum disease. This bacterial infection can damage not only your gums but the roots of your teeth as well, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, at Signature Dental Care of Crystal River, we’re able to quickly identify the tell-tale signs of gum disease and offer treatments to make it disappear as soon as possible. If the symptoms we touched on above sound even remotely familiar, give us a call today for periodontal (gum) disease treatment in Crystal River, FL!

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Why Choose Signature Dental Care of Crystal River for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • Patient Comfort is Priority #1
  • No Wait Times – Ever!
  • Dentist with More than 30 Years of Experience

Scaling & Root Planing

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If plaque and bacteria are allowed to build up on your teeth, this can lead to cavities, but if they accumulate below your gum line, this is what causes periodontal disease. Scaling is a type of dental cleaning that helps remove these harmful substances from the roots of the teeth, and then the roots are gently smoothed out using root planing. This prevents future buildup near the gums; plus, it encourages the gums to heal faster and firmly reattach to the teeth, inhibiting reinfection.

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ARESTIN Antibiotic Therapy

Arestin antibiotic therapy

In addition to scaling and root planing, our team may also choose to apply a topical antibiotic to your gums called ARESTIN. This is primarily used to eliminate bacteria located in small pockets between your teeth and gums that are very hard to clean with manual tools. On the gums, ARESTIN dries very quickly and then slowly dissolves over the course of a few days, continually bathing the gums in a powerful antimicrobial agent. This enables it to reach even the deepest part of the pockets to protect and renew a patient’s oral health.