Flanders Dental Studio

Visiting the Dentist Isn’t All About Your Teeth.

It’s about your gums and your overall health, too. Poor oral hygiene, along with a variety of other factors, can contribute to poor gum health. When left unchecked for too long, it can develop into a dangerous gum disease that needs further intervention to address.

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Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling & root planing are the first lines of defense in the treatment of gum disease. These are not surgical procedures, but rather multiple visits to our office in which we meticulously scrape away tartar buildup that is contributing to your condition. That is followed by a smoothing of rough spots on your tooth roots, which makes it more difficult for bacteria to collect and promotes healthy gum tissue growth. These treatments are followed by periodontal maintenance visits, all of which help prevent the escalation of your gum disease to a more serious stage. 

Periodontal Maintenance

For those undergoing gum disease treatment, it is vital to your continued health that you maintain your visits with us for as long as necessary. Though your condition may clear up, the damage it is capable of may still be left behind. That may include bone loss or the formation of periodontal pockets, which trap bacteria more easily. Our team will carefully inspect your mouth several times a year to ensure that bacteria is continually cleared away to help you avoid sustaining even further damage.

Arestin Treatment

Gum disease, characterized by inflammation and infection of the gum tissues, can jeopardize both your oral health and overall well-being if left untreated. Fortunately, Arestin offers a targeted and effective approach to combatting periodontal disease and promoting gum health. Arestin is a locally administered antibiotic treatment that targets the bacteria responsible for gum infections, penetrating deep into the gum pockets where traditional cleaning methods may not reach. By delivering powerful antimicrobial agents directly to the source of infection, Arestin helps to eliminate bacteria and reduce inflammation, supporting the healing process and preventing the progression of gum disease. Our experienced dental team may recommend Arestin as part of a comprehensive periodontal therapy plan tailored to your individual needs. With Arestin, you can take proactive steps towards preserving the health and vitality of your gums, ensuring a strong foundation for your beautiful smile.