Gum Disease Treatment –  West Hartford, CT, Avon, CT

Making Your Gum Health a Priority

At Blue Back Dental, we are pleased to work with a certified periodontist who provides exceptional gum disease treatment in-house. Dr. Steven Meltzer brings 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, he 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.

Dentist providing gum disease treatment in West Hartford and Avon

Why Choose Blue Back Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • In-House Periodontal Specialist
  • Personalized & Compassionate Dental Care
  • Two Convenient Locations

Scaling & Root Planing

Illustrated dental tool removing plaque buildup from teeth

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 roots so that the surrounding tissue properly reattaches and makes it difficult for bacteria to accumulate in the future.

Antibiotic Therapy

Close up diagram of a tooth and gums

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.