Gum Disease Treatment – Bedford, TX

Giving Your Gums the Protection They Deserve

While it might seem as if your teeth deserve the most protection, better gum health is just as important because it serves as the foundation for your smile. Helping to protect your tooth roots and keep teeth in place, these soft oral tissues can be easily attacked by bacteria, resulting in severe inflammation and potential bone loss. Dr. B aims to reduce this risk with the help of gum disease treatment in Bedford. Using proven methods to eliminate bad bacteria, she and our team can give your gums the protection they deserve. Let us know if you notice any bleeding, swelling, or tenderness around your gums so that we can administer treatment as soon as possible.

Why Choose Meadow Park Family Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Your Dental Insurance is Welcome
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology Used
  • Sedation Dentistry Available for Anxious Patients

Scaling & Root Planing

Illustrated dental instruments clearing plaque from teeth during gum disease treatment

Scaling and root planing is a two-part process that works to eliminate bacteria and encourage proper gum reattachment. Scaling involves removing harmful plaque from above and below your gumline, while root planing smooths out the tooth roots to make it harder for bacteria to reattach in the future. It also allows the gums to begin reattaching to your teeth so that gum pockets no longer exist.

Antibiotic Therapy

Illustrated soft tissue laser treating gum disease

Oftentimes, after the completion of scaling and root planing, our team will apply antibiotic therapy to the gum pockets. This application spreads deep within the soft oral tissues to eradicate bacteria that might have been missed with regular dental instruments. After several weeks, the medicine will finish dispersing, allowing your gum health to improve drastically.