Periodontal Disease Treatment – Lewisville, TX
Give Your Smile a Strong Foundation
Do your gums bleed after you brush or floss? Although this might not seem worrying at first, it could indicate periodontal (gum) disease – a common bacterial infection that could result in gum recession or even tooth loss. At Nexus Dental of Lewisville, we want to preserve your pearly whites by preventing gum disease from reaching that point. To that end, Dr. Niki Jayswal offers comfortable, precise periodontal disease treatment in Lewisville, TX, and you can learn more by calling our dental office and scheduling an appointment.
Why Choose Nexus Dental of Lewisville for Periodontal Disease Treatment?
- Laser Gum Therapy for Faster Recovery
- Relaxing Dental Office
- In-Network with Many Leading PPO Dental Insurances
Scaling & Root Planing
The most common form of gum disease therapy, scaling and root planing, is essentially a dental cleaning that is taken to the next level. With this procedure, we target the source of the infection: the bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that have accumulated in the mouth. First, we remove these deposits from along and below the gum line, and then we smooth the roughened surfaces of the teeth’s roots. Your gums have an easier time healing and reattaching to your teeth while bacteria have a harder time gathering on the newly smoothed roots, which reduces your chance of reinfection.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Instead of traditional instruments, Dr. Jayswal can use an ultraprecise beam of light, called a diode laser, to destroy dangerous bacteria and remove damaged sections of tissue while leaving the healthy gums completely untouched. The laser’s gentle touch is often so comfortable that it eliminates the need for local anesthetic. It also sterilizes the area it treats, keeping post-op swelling and bleeding to a minimum.
As gum disease advances, bacteria may accumulate in deep gum pockets that are difficult for even our advanced instruments to reach. A gentle, conservative method of killing these bacteria is with a topical antibiotic called Arestin. After we apply this medicine directly to your gums, it slowly dissolves over the course of several days, destroying bacteria in even the deepest pockets in your gums.
As part of your overall gum disease treatment plan, we may recommend a gingivectomy. This procedure entails removing any diseased tissue to prevent it from putting your teeth at risk of becoming loose or needing to be extracted. It also shrinks the size of the gum pockets where bacteria can gather and multiply. Not only does a gingivectomy work to eliminate the infection, but it can also improve the way your smile looks and feels overall.