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Periodontal Therapy – Dyer, IN

Don’t Let Gum Disease
Take Your Teeth

Man with healthy smile after periodontal therapy

Not only do over half of adults in the United States have gum disease, but most of them will not even realize it until the more advanced stages. To protect you from tooth loss and other severe health consequences, our team at Advanced Dental Concepts in Dyer will check for signs of gum disease during your regular six-month checkups. In the best case scenario, we can diagnose and treat it while it’s still in the gingivitis stage; if it’s already become periodontitis, more advanced procedures might be needed to protect your smile. Call us today to schedule an appointment for periodontal therapy in Dyer, IN.

Why Choose Advanced Dental Concepts
for Periodontal Therapy?

  • Soft Tissue Lasers for Painless Treatment
  • A Friendly Dental Team and Comfortable Dental Office
  • Focus on Protecting You from New Infections

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing

The source of gum disease is the bacteria that accumulates around and below the gum line, forming plaque and tartar. What starts as inflamed and irritated tissue can eventually lead to tooth loss once the nearby bone has weakened and broken down. Early on, a good oral hygiene routine enforced by regular checkups and cleanings can stop gum disease from progressing any further. At the advanced stages, though, scaling and root planing may be required to get rid of plaque and tartar in the spots where your toothbrush and dental floss cannot reach. This also gives us a chance to smooth out the surfaces of the tooth roots to lower the risk of future buildups.

Soft Tissue Laser Therapy

Animated smile and soft tissue laser tool

We don’t need to rely on traditional scalpels and sutures to treat and remove infected gum tissue because we have state of the art soft tissue lasers. Where we once would have had to plan for a lengthy recovery process, thanks to the properties of a dental laser, we can instead cauterize exposed blood vessels almost immediately, so you won’t experience as much bleeding at the end of the procedure. Also, it’s much easier to aim a dental laser to only remove damaged tissue, which further helps speed up the healing process afterwards.

Antibiotic Therapy

Man taking an antibiotic therapy pill

After scaling and root planing, the next step is often topical antibiotic therapy to prevent further inflammation and fight bacteria that has yet to be removed. The medication takes the form of a powder that’s placed in the pocket between the teeth and gums. Over the next several weeks, the medication will actively work to keep your mouth as healthy as possible, giving your teeth and gums a chance to recover and reattach to each other.