Gum Disease Treatment – Virginia Beach, VA
Tackling Signs of
Gum Disease Early
Gum disease is found in one out of two adults in the nation according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our goal is to spot the early signs of this condition and develop a customized treatment plan to preserve your smile. That’s why we offer scaling and root planing as well as antibiotic therapy. Based on the severity of your symptoms, we may recommend one or both of these procedures to help get your oral health back on track.
Why Choose Drs. Coalter & Groy for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Thorough Gum Screenings at Every Appointment
- Friendly Team That Puts Your Comfort First
- Expert Hygiene Team with Decades of Experience
Scaling & Root Planing
If we notice that you’re exhibiting moderate or more severe symptoms of gum disease, we may suggest scaling and root planing. This is a two-step process that reduces the presence of harmful oral bacteria in your mouth by cleaning both around and below your gum line. Afterward, we will smooth out the surface of your roots to allow your gums to healthily reattach and provide them with protection.
Arestin consists of tiny particles that contain an antibiotic that slowly releases over time. Unlike traditional antibiotic therapy, we’ll apply this locally, directly into the pockets of the gums. It’s a fine powder that can kill harmful oral bacteria and has been proven to be even more effective when paired with scaling and root planing. Depending on the severity of your gum disease symptoms, you may need to come in for a follow-up visit and reapplication.