Without a healthy set of gums, your smile won’t last for very long. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, so it’s incredibly important that you practice daily oral care and attend professional teeth cleanings at our dental office. However, if your gums already feel tender to the touch or begun to recede, Dr. Patel offers gum disease treatment in Fort Worth, TX to get you out of discomfort and on the way towards better oral health.
Gum disease develops when plaque and tartar build up not only on the teeth but on the enamel that sits beneath the gum line as well. To remove these harmful substances, our dental office performs scaling and root planing. Scaling allows us to clean and disinfect these areas that no at-home oral care routine can reach. With root planing, we smooth out the roots so they can better reattach to the teeth. To complete this treatment, you’ll need to visit our dental office every three to four months.
As part of your scaling and root planing treatment, Dr. Patel also provides antibiotic therapy to help accelerate the healing process in between cleaning visits. Antibiotics placed into the deep pockets help break down bacteria not removed during scaling. When you come back to our dental office, we’ll check these pockets to confirm that the treatment is working.
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