Gum Disease Treatment – Muskogee, OK

Eliminating Bad Bacteria for Healthier Gums

Your gums are just as vital as your teeth. Not only do they help to hold your teeth in place, but they also serve as a protector for your teeth roots, which are much more sensitive than the visible portions of these structures (dental crowns). When gum disease occurs, you’ll notice that your soft tissue becomes red, inflamed, and may even bleed when brushing or flossing. To prevent further damage and minimize the chances of additional tooth and bone loss, our dental team at My Dentist will implement gum disease treatment in our Muskogee, OK dental office. Call us today to learn more.

Why Choose My Dentist for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Soft Tissue Laser for Less Invasive Treatment
  • Dentist with More Than a Decade of Experience
  • Comfortable Amenities for Patients

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling root planing

This two-step process requires removing all plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline (scaling) and cleaning around the teeth to ensure no bad oral bacteria remains. Once this is finished, we will smooth out the tooth roots through the process of root planing. This helps to not only encourage reattachment of the gum tissues but also reduces the future potential of reinfection.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Animated smile during arestin antibiotic therapy

Because bacteria can seep into the smallest crevices of the gums, even our specialized dental tools cannot always remove them entirely. This is why we incorporate Arestin antibiotic therapy into our gum disease treatment plans. When performing scaling and root planing, we will place the antibiotic inside the gum pockets, allowing the medication to spread and effectively eliminate any remaining bacteria. This elimination continues for several weeks after the antibiotic is placed.

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Animated smile during laser periodontal therapy

It is also possible for Dr. Mehta to use a soft tissue laser to remove damaged and infected gum tissue. Because of the laser’s concentrated beam of light, it can target problem areas without touching healthy tissue. It also cauterizes while removing the tissue, minimizing the potential for bleeding and swelling. This process requires minimal recovery time while being much more accurate, comfortable, and faster than using traditional scalpels and sutures.