Gum Disease Treatment – West Hartford, CT, Avon CT
Making Your Gum Health a Priority
At Blue Back Dental, we are pleased to work with two periodontists who provide exceptional gum disease treatment in-house. Dr. Steven Meltzer and Dr. Katherine Grosso bring years of experience and training to help individuals who are suffering from gum inflammation and bleeding. By delivering safe and effective periodontal solutions using advanced dental techniques, we can eliminate bad oral bacteria and improve gum health in the future. If you suspect you are experiencing symptoms associated with gum disease, call our West Hartford or Avon dental office to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose Blue Back Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Periodontists Who Provide In-House Treatment
- Personalized & Compassionate Dental Care
- Two Convenient Locations
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a two-part process that is often recommended when gum disease has progressed, causing gum pockets to form. The first step is to remove hardened plaque around your teeth and below your gums (scaling) before moving on to the second step, which is root planing. This process involves smoothing the tooth root so that the surrounding tissue properly reattaches and makes it difficult for bacteria to adhere in the future.
In combination with scaling and root planing, we may also recommend antibiotic therapy. Using Arestin, this topical medication is applied to the gum pockets where it spreads over several weeks, effectively targeting and eliminating any remaining bacteria while also encouraging swift healing.