Put Your Periodontal Health on the Right Path

At our general dental practice, we want to keep your mouth in great shape. That includes being ready to care for you when problems arise with your gums. This isn’t just important for your oral health, however. Gum disease has been connected to a variety of other health issues, such as heart problems and diabetes complications.

Depending on how advanced your periodontal disease is, you may benefit from one or more of these services:

  • Scaling and Root Planing – Think of this as a deeper cleaning than you get during a routine checkup. We get below the gumline to remove tartar and plaque that may be irritating your gums.
  • Antibiotics – Using an antibiotic called Arestin® can help kill the bacteria that contribute to gum disease and reduce your risk of a recurring problem.
  • Gum Recession Treatment – If your gums are separating from your teeth, it can cause your teeth to become loose or even fall out if not treated. This can be done with a gum graft or an incision-free solution.

How do you know if you need periodontal care? Keep an out for symptoms such as red and swollen gums, bleeding gums, sore gums, and chronic bad breath. We’ll help you check during your routine checks!

Call Sioux Falls Smiles at 605-638-9986 to schedule your visit for gum disease treatment in Sioux Falls, SD.