Gum Disease Treatment Mercerville

Protecting Your Gum Health

Gum disease is a very common oral health issue that affects nearly half of all American adults who are at least 30 years old. Do your gums appear to be swollen, or do they seem to bleed easily? These symptoms can often mean that you have gum disease, and swift action is needed to protect your smile from the most devastating consequences of the infection. Give our dental office a call today if you think you may need to ask Dr. Lavery about gum disease treatment in Mercerville.

Why Choose Dr. Brian Lavery Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Gentle, Thorough Scaling and Root Planing
  • Dentist That Wants the Best for His Patients
  • Family-Friendly Dental Practice

Scaling & Root Planing

Illustrated dental instrument clearing plaque from teeth during gum disease treatment

In order to address your gum disease, we may need to perform what’s known as a deep cleaning, which will involve two major steps: scaling and root planing. Scaling is the process of getting rid of the plaque and tartar that can make gum disease worse. Root planing is a procedure where the roots of the teeth are carefully smoothed out to lower the risk of bacterial buildup. Scaling and root planing are often crucial for stopping gum disease from progressing further.

Antibiotic Therapy

Dentist drawing syringe from vial of clear liquid

It’s important to be as thorough as possible when it comes to getting rid of the bacteria contributing to your gum disease. As such, antibiotic therapy is often recommended alongside scaling and root planing. Keep in mind that there are different types of antibiotics that can potentially be prescribed as part of gum disease treatment. We will make sure that you are fully aware of the benefits of the specific kind of medication that we are recommending in your case.