Periodontal Disease Treatment – Dallas, TX

Fast & Easy Gum Care

Periodontal disease, better known as gum disease, is the most common dental problem in the world. Here in the US, approximately 50% of the adult population has a mild form of it, and it becomes much more prevalent as a person ages. If you or a loved one has red, swollen, or tender gums that bleed easily, this infection is likely the culprit, but we can stop it in its tracks here at Ross Avenue Family Dental. The gum care you need is available right here, so call to schedule an appointment today for periodontal disease treatment in Dallas, TX.

Why Choose Ross Avenue Family Dental for Periodontal Disease Treatment?

  • Same-Day Dental Appointments
  • Friendly & Highly Skilled
    Dental Team
  • PPO Dental Insurance
    & Medicaid Accepted

Scaling & Root Planing

Patient receiving scaling and root planing periodontal disease treatment

The primary cause of gum disease tends to be an accumulation of bacteria-filled plaque and tartar near and below the gum line. Scaling is a process in which we physically remove this build-up, and then the roots of the teeth are gently smoothed and reshaped. This is root planing, which prevents plaque from gathering around the gums in the future, plus it kickstarts the healing process so the mouth can quickly recover.

Chlorhexidine Antibiotic Therapy

Closeup of smile after chlorhexidine antibiotic therapy

Another way we tackle gum disease involves an antibiotic rinse called Chlorhexidine. This is applied to the gums, which helps fight the infection directly, as opposed to someone taking an oral antibiotic. We can use it in the dental office, plus there are mouth rinses that can be used at home to help a patient keep themselves healthy between dental appointments. It can clear up an ongoing infection while also lowering the risk of reinfection at the same time.