Keeping Gum Disease from Causing Permanent Oral Damage

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the nation, affecting an estimated one out of every two adults. Although it is preventable, many people develop it due to not keeping up with a regular oral hygiene routine at home or missing checkups and cleanings. Our team at Hulen Crossing Family Dental keeps an eye out for the early signs of gum disease to stop it in its tracks and help preserve the health of your smile with periodontal disease treatment in Fort Worth, TX.

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Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a two-step process that typically takes place over the course of two appointments, depending on how far the gum disease has advanced. During the first step, we’ll remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and below the gum line. Then, we’ll smooth out the roots of the teeth, removing any hardened deposits of bacteria to allow your gum tissue to healthily reattach.

Periostat Antibiotic Therapy

Periostat is a 20mg antibiotic (Doxycycline) in pill form that you’ll take daily to help treat your infected gums by reducing the prevalence of harmful oral bacteria. It’s important to follow the directions that we’ll walk you through for the prescription and finish the complete treatment to avoid developing a resistance to the antibiotic.