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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Annapolis, MD

Gum Health is Crucial to Oral Health

While many people tend to think of teeth when they think about oral health, they are only part of the picture. Your gums are just as essential to your long-term oral health. For one, the gums protect the tooth roots, which are far more sensitive to decay and damage than tooth enamel on the crown. Furthermore, without healthy gums, your teeth can easily fall out! With the help of periodontal therapy, you don’t have to let your gum disease control your life. Call our dental office to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists for periodontal (gum) disease treatment in Annapolis!

Why Choose Neil W Vanik, DDS PA for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • Arestin Antibiotic Therapy Available
  • Gentle and Caring Dentist and Team Members
  • Intraoral Cameras Provide Patients Better Details

Scaling & Root Planing

Woman receiving dental exam

The standard for periodontal therapy, scaling and root planing are designed to remove plaque from areas of the mouth that at-home care and professional cleanings cannot. During the scaling portion of the procedure, we’ll gently remove tartar deposits from your tooth enamel. Then, during the root planing, we’ll smooth out the tooth roots so they can begin to reattach to your gums. This will help reduce sensitivity and protect the most vulnerable structures of your teeth. Keep in mind that treatment will require multiple appointments to complete.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Advantage Arrest fluoride therapy

As gum disease develops, pockets begin to form in between your teeth. This only makes it easier for plaque and food debris to collect and develop, worsening your overall condition. That’s why our dental office makes sure to apply Arestin antibiotics to your gums as part of your scaling and root planing treatment. This works to accelerate the healing process of your aftercare. During your follow-up appointments, we’ll confirm that the process is working effectively and make adjustments as needed.