Gum Disease Treatment – Rexburg, Id
Promoting Excellent Gum Health
Gum disease is extremely common; in fact, you might have mild gum disease right now and not even realize it. While the condition mainly causes swelling and minor bleeding at first, it can eventually cause tooth loss and might even contribute to heart problems. You can’t afford to ignore the infection for too long, so call Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg right away if you doubt your periodontal health. Dr. Snarr can restore the health of your gums thanks to a variety of in-house options for gum disease treatment in Rexburg, ID.
Why Choose Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Open Monday Through Friday
- Easygoing, Experienced Dental Professional
- Gentle, Thorough Periodontal Cleanings
Scaling & Root Planing
We need to clean your teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar causing gum disease. However, a regular cleaning likely won’t get rid of all the buildup; we’ll need to perform a scaling treatment that focuses on the small spaces between the teeth and gums. Then we can smooth out the roots of the teeth with a procedure called root planing so that plaque is likely to accumulate around this area and cause a reinfection.
Since gum disease is caused by harmful oral bacteria, it only makes sense that you can use antibiotics to fight it. We usually recommend using antibiotic therapy alongside scaling and root planing; that way, the medication can fight any bacteria that aren’t removed via deep cleaning. Oftentimes, antibiotic therapy is essential for keeping oral bacteria levels under control while your mouth is healing. Your periodontal treatment plan will be specially tailored according to your needs and the current severity of your condition.
Dealing with a chipped or broken tooth? Don’t fret.
My team at Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg is dedicated to helping our community in Rexburg smile more by providing comfortable, friendly, and personalized dentistry.