Gum Disease Treatment – Hanford, CA

Stop the Damaging Impact of Gum Disease with Thorough Treatment

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in America. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated one out of every two adults have either early or progressed gum disease. At Hanford Family Dental Center, we want you to be able to avoid the damaging effects of this condition, which is why we screen for gum disease at each of your routine checkups. If we do notice symptoms, we offer multiple effective options to address these infections and preserve your smile with gum disease treatment in Hanford.

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Scaling & Root Planing

Illustrated dental scaler removing plaque buildup from teeth during gum disease treatment

Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleanings, are able to reduce the plaque, tartar, and bacteria accumulation within the mouth to help control the infection. First, our team will thoroughly clear away all plaque and tartar as far down as the pockets of the gums. Then, we’ll remove hardened pockets of bacteria from the roots of the teeth. This will prevent the infection from spreading and leading to tooth loss as well as allow your gum tissue to reconnect to the teeth, protecting the more vulnerable structures that lie below the gumline.

Antibiotic Therapy

Illustrated dental laser treating gum disease

For more progressed cases of gum disease, we may recommend antibiotic therapy in conjunction with a deep cleaning. We use Arestin, which are small microspheres that gradually release antibiotics in the pockets of your gums to target the infection’s origin over the course of two weeks. This means you won’t have to worry about incorporating a prescription mouthwash or pills into your daily routine.