Gum Disease Treatment – Dublin, OH

Stop Gum Disease from Growing Worse

Gum disease starts as a mild condition called gingivitis, with symptoms such as swollen gum tissue and bleeding. Untreated gingivitis can turn into periodontitis, a dangerous oral health issue that can cost you your teeth and has been linked to many health problems. Dr. Buck can help you get your gum disease under control, so it doesn’t become more severe; call us for gum disease treatment in Dublin, OH if you have any reason to be concerned about your gum health.

Why Choose Distinctive Smiles of Dublin for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Thorough, Gentle Scaling and Root Planing
  • The Latest Dental Technology
  • Team Known for Excellent Customer Service

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing treatment

Regular dental cleaning isn’t enough to remove the plaque and tartar hiding beneath your gums. Instead, we need to perform what’s known as deep cleaning to manage your gum disease. The first step of deep cleaning is scaling, where we break up and remove the tartar that has accumulated around the roots of your teeth. Then we perform root planing to smooth out the surface of the roots so that they can reattach to the gums. This way, we can stop gum disease from growing more severe and give the mouth a chance to heal.

Antibiotic Therapy

Person taking antibiotic therapy pill

When gum disease reaches its most advanced stages, it can’t be cured, only managed. As such, once scaling and root planing is complete, the next step is often to prescribe antibiotic therapy. Simply put, we prescribe a special antibiotic to keep the remaining bacteria in your mouth under control. This also aids with pocket reduction after periodontal treatment; in other words, it makes it easier for your mouth to heal from the damage of gum disease.