Gum Disease Treatment – Virginia Beach, VA
Stop Gum Disease from Wreaking Havoc on Your Smile
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated one out of every two adults is affected by this issue. The symptoms that gum disease shows can range greatly in severity, but in order to keep your mouth healthy and prevent permanent oral damage, you’ll need to start treatment as soon as you notice any signs. Dr. Goyal offers several customized options for gum disease treatment in Virginia Beach, VA options to reverse the condition and make sure that your smile stays intact.
Why Choose Goyal Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Dental Insurance-Friendly Dental Office
- In-House Dental Wellness Plan Available
- Friendly & Caring Dentist
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing, also referred to as a deep cleaning, is a therapy option that we typically suggest for patients who are noticing the earlier signs of gum disease, like bleeding and swollen gums and chronic bad breath. This two-step process will start out with Dr. Goyal removing all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, as far down as the pockets of your gums. Our team will then smooth out the roots of your teeth, removing any hardened pockets of bacteria. This will allow your gums to healthily reattach to protect the vulnerable root structure and prevent further damage to your smile.
Arestin Antibiotic Therapy
In tandem with scaling and root planing, we typically also recommend antibiotic therapy. We’ll prescribe you an antibiotic in the form of a pill that will help your body fight off the infectious bacteria that have taken over your mouth. It’s important to take your antibiotics as directed and finish your treatment so you don’t develop a resistance to them.