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Gum Disease Treatment with Gavrila Dental
Gum disease can be a stressful and uncomfortable experience, to say the very least. Gum disease is, as the name implies, a bacterial infection and inflammation of the gum due to excessive plaque buildup.
This infection eventually leads to gingivitis, which can progress to periodontitis if left untreated. Advanced gum disease can have a severe impact on your overall health, as many health issues have been linked to problems that originate from the mouth.
Gavrila Dental treats patients in Chino who are experiencing or are at risk of developing gum disease. Using a revolutionary dental laser, Dr. Margareta Gavrila can treat your gums to return their health.
Laser Scaling and Root Planing
The advancements made in laser technology have heavily impacted a myriad of industries, and dentistry is no exception. The advent of dental lasers has changed the way many common oral health issues are treated.
Scaling and root planning, the usual treatment for gum disease, normally involves using anesthesia and dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of the tooth, as well to clean the root beneath the gums.
However, with a dental laser, there is no need for the anesthetic, as there are no tools scraping your teeth and gums. Instead, the small handheld laser is used to zap away the plaque and infected gum tissue.
This method is the most comfortable and most effective of many treatments, as lasers are intrinsically clean and bacteria cannot survive contact with the beam.
Arestin Antibiotic Therapy
Arestin is a highly effective antibiotic powder that is used after scaling and root planning procedures.
After Dr. Gavrila completes your treatment, Arestin will be placed inside infected periodontal pockets. The microspheres – tiny, bead-like particles that are invisible to the naked eye – are filled with an antibiotic known as minocycline, which is released over time into the infected tissue, neutralizing any bacteria that remain.
Arestin continues fighting oral bacteria for up to 21 days after treatment, minimizing bacterial load and preventing further harm to your gums. This makes it an extremely potent disinfection method when combined with scaling and root planing.
Find Out More About Treating and Preventing Gum Disease
While proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing habits can drastically reduce the chances of gum disease, they cannot completely mitigate the possibility. Gum disease can happen to anybody, and Gavrila Dental is here to help.
Our caring and compassionate team help the people of Chino and the surrounding communities to revitalize their oral health for a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles. If you would like to learn more about gum disease treatment and prevention, don't hesitate to contact our practice and schedule a visit with our dentist.