Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment
Arestin Gum Disease Treatments
Arestin is an antibiotic that can be used to combat periodontal disease. It’s placed directly on infected areas of the gums after scaling and root planing to kill harmful bacteria over a 30-day period.
Benefits of Arestin Gum Disease Treatment
- Begins working immediately
- Non-surgical and non-invasive
- Safe and effective
- Helps fight periodontal disease better than scaling and root planing alone
Gum Laser Therapy
Dr. Sabbagh and Dr. Salahieh offer the latest in dental technology available for the treatment of gum disease. Laser treatment replaces the traditional use of scalpels and gum surgery for a healthier, smoother procedure. It costs much less than traditional procedures and has a shorter recovery time.
Laser therapy can be used for gum grafting, gum surgery, frenulum removal, gum regeneration, and to remove gum diseases in a sterile way.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Periodontal Treatment
- Chance of gum disease returning is lower than with traditional procedures
- Requires only a light anesthetic spray rather than injections
- No bleeding or charring and minimized swelling
- No loud drill sounds
- Virtually pain-free
- Faster recovery time
In addition to these common benefits, the laser sterilizes the area as it works, reducing the risk of infection.
Caring for Your Gums
Proper gum care is important for the prevention of the recurrence of gum disease after your treatment. Be sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss in a C-shape, pulling the floss up and slightly under your gums to remove all plaque.
Diet is also an important component of a healthy oral hygiene routine for gum care. Avoiding smoking and tobacco, cutting back on sugar or sugary drinks, and staying away from alcohol can all help you keep your gums healthy and disease-free.
Another part of a good routine is regular checkups and cleanings with your Alpharetta, GA dentist. During these appointments, your dentist can check for issues and catch potential problems before they start. To make an appointment at Main Street Dentistry in Alpharetta, contact our office at 770-475-6136 today.