As one of the most destructive dental diseases today, and the leading cause of permanent tooth loss, periodontal (gum) disease is best handled in its earliest stages, assuming effective prevention has failed. The effects of unfettered periodontal disease can include tooth loss and jawbone resorption, and addressing these effects may include invasive surgical procedures, such as dental implant placement or a jawbone graft. However, before the damage progresses so far, your Allen periodontal specialist offers effective, non-surgical periodontal treatment to protect your smile from aggressive periodontal disease.

A Manual Cleaning

Periodontal disease begins as a bacterial infection, which results from excessive plaque buildup in the midst of inadequate hygiene. Dangerous oral bacteria form the sticky biofilm as protection, and from within dental plaque, some germs can directly irritate and inflame your gum tissue. As your gums separate from your teeth, oral bacteria can accumulate between your periodontal tissues and your teeth, exacerbating the infection. To prevent full-blown periodontal disease, Dr. Allen may perform a scaling and root planing procedure, which involves manually cleaning periodontal pockets of bacteria and infection, then smoothing the surfaces of your tooth roots to prevent future bacterial buildup.

The Power of Antibiotics

Often used in conjunction with scaling and root planing, local antibiotic treatment can help fight the harmful bacteria that erode your gums, giving your periodontal tissue an opportunity to heal and reattach to your teeth. Dr. Allen will apply an antibiotic powder, chip, or gel to the affected area to directly combat oral bacteria and increase the effectiveness of your scaling and root planing procedure. Combined with improved oral hygiene, non-surgical periodontal treatment can help save your smile from the destructive forces of aggressive periodontal disease.

Treat Your Gums Right with Your Allen Periodontal Specialist

To find out how effective periodontal treatment can preserve your smile, schedule an appointment with your Allen periodontal specialist by calling (972) 390-9944 today. Located in the 75013 area, we proudly welcome patients from Allen, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco, Fairview, Murphy, Wylie, Lewisville, Carrolton, and surrounding communities.