Gum Disease Treatment – Austin, TX
Stopping the Harmful Effects of Gum Disease
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the United States, affecting an estimated one out of two adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At Magnolia Family Dentistry of Austin, we aim to catch the early signs of gum disease before it has a chance to progress and cause permanent damage to your smile. If we spot any symptoms, we’ll walk you through your treatment recommendations to help you find the best option for gum disease treatment in Austin, TX.
Why Choose Magnolia Family Dentistry of Austin for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Convenient Dental Office Location
- Patient-Centered Dental Care
- Highly Experienced Dental Team
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a two-step treatment process for mild to moderate gum disease. It typically is completed within one or two appointments. At first, we’ll clear away all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and into the pockets of your gums. We’ll then remove any hardened deposits of bacteria from the roots, which will allow your gum tissue to healthily reattach to the teeth. This will prevent the recurrence of the symptoms and protect the vulnerable structure of your teeth.
In combination with scaling and root planing, we typically suggest antibiotic therapy. We’ll prescribe you with an antibiotic in the form of a mouthwash or pill, which will help fight off the harmful oral bacteria infecting your gums. We’ll also schedule a follow-up visit to make sure that the antibiotics are minimizing your gum disease symptoms.