Periodontal Therapy – Uniontown, PA
Soothe Sensitive & Bleeding Gums
Do you normally see pink in the sink after you brush and floss your teeth? While a little minor bleeding might not seem like a big deal, it’s actually a common sign of gum disease. This infection attacks the gums and underlying bone that supports the teeth, and without professional attention, it will ultimately lead to tooth loss. Thankfully, treating it is relatively simple at this early stage, and you can get exactly what you need from Edward L. Witek, Jr., DMD, MAGD. If you or your child’s gums seem red, sensitive, or puffy, be sure to give us a call today for periodontal therapy in Uniontown, PA.
Why Choose Edward L. Witek, Jr., DMD, MAGD
for Periodontal Therapy?
- Deep Cleanings That Treat the Source of Infection
- Antibiotic Therapy: Professional Treatment That Works at Home
- Gum Screenings Performed at Every Checkup
Scaling & Root Planing
In most cases, gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque and bacteria below the gum line, and scaling and root planing are specifically designed to remove it to halt the infection. Scaling involves meticulously cleaning the roots of the teeth, and then they are smoothed out with root planing. This encourages the gums to heal faster, plus this makes it harder for plaque to accumulate on the gums in the future.
While scaling and root planing are extremely effective, there are still some areas of the mouth that are virtually impossible to clean manually, namely periodontal pockets. These are small spaces between the teeth and gums where bacteria likes to hide. We can apply an antibiotic to the gums that dissolves very slowly, which enables the medicine to reach the bottom of the pockets and completely eliminate any leftover bacteria.