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Gum Disease Treatment – Taylor, TX

Gently Renewing Diseased Gums

Almost half of all adults in the United States currently have some form of gum disease, often without even realizing it! When gum disease is left unaddressed, it can permanently damage the tissues that hold teeth in place, increasing the risk of tooth loss. Our experts at Taylor Choice Dental can detect early signs of gum disease during your routine exams, and if they spot anything, we can formulate a treatment plan right away to renew your smile. Call us today to explore your options for gum disease treatment in our Taylor, TX dental office.

Why Choose Taylor Choice Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing gum disease treatment

Sometimes collectively referred to as a dental deep cleaning, we usually recommend scaling and root planing as our first step in treating gum disease that cannot be alleviated by simply improving at-home oral hygiene. Scaling involves clearing bacteria away from on and under the gumline, where it can be hard for you to clean on your own. Then, we smooth out the teeth’s roots with root planing, eliminating the rough areas where bacteria naturally like to gather.

Chao Pinhole Technique

Animated smile with receding gums before chao pinhole surgical technique

Advanced gum disease often causes recession of the tissues surrounding your teeth, exposing the sensitive roots to bacteria and extreme temperatures. Instead of using a traditional gum graft to remedy the situation, we offer the Chao Pinhole Technique as a nonsurgical, conservative method with a faster recovery time. Simply put, we create a tiny hole in your gums, insert a pinhole instrument, loosen the tissue, and gently pull it back over the exposed areas of your teeth to protect them from harm.

Antibiotic Therapy

Animated smile during topical antibiotic therapy treatment

Even after scaling and root planing, bacteria may still linger in areas of your mouth that we can’t quite reach. In these cases, we may supplement your treatment with antibiotic therapy. This may entail applying a topical antibiotic to your gum pockets – where it spreads throughout the tissue over the course of several days or weeks – and/or prescribing a round of antibiotic pills for you to take. Either way, the goal is to eliminate the infection by targeting even the most hard-to-reach bacteria.

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