Gum disease (sometimes referred to as periodontal disease) is one of the most common health problems in the entire world. This infection may begin gradually, but its advanced stages will threaten the ongoing livelihood of healthy adult teeth and jawbone. Here in Englewood, Dr. Mesh and his team provide comprehensive periodontal therapy that can revitalize your oral health. If you ever notice that your gum tissue seems excessively red or swollen, don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can assist you as soon as possible.
Scaling and root planing is sometimes referred to collectively as a “deep cleaning.” This service enables us to go deeper in your smile, eliminating accumulations of bacteria directly. Our team will start by using ultrasonic tools to treat the area underneath the gum line (the scaling portion). Then, we will address the roots of your teeth, smoothing any rough surfaces that are likely to attract plaque and tartar (the planing portion). This will reduce your chances of experiencing further flare-ups in the future.
When the symptoms we’re facing are more severe, Dr. Mesh may recommend state-of-the-art soft tissue laser therapy as the ideal solution! This technology utilizes a precise beam of light to remove infectious bacteria from all around the gum line and get rid of damaged tissue as well. The focused nature of the treatment will help preserve healthy gum tissue to a highly accurate degree, and common post-operative symptoms like bleeding and swelling will be highly minimized.
After undergoing periodontal treatment, we may recommend the use of antibiotic therapy to maximize success. This type of medicine comes in several forms, including a topical application that is directly placed over the gums in order to kill leftover bacteria and an oral form that is taken over a period of a week or more. Patients will also need to plan to attend regular cleanings at Tarpon Shores Dental so that our team can maintain their health improvements.