Gum Disease Treatment Springfield

The Key to Keeping All of Your Teeth

The leading cause of tooth loss in adults isn’t cavities and decay, but rather gum disease. Also called periodontal disease, it’s the most common dental problem in the world, affecting an estimated 50% of the U.S. adult population. If your gums are red, sensitive, bleed easily, or have receded, you may already be dealing with this infection. With gum disease treatment in Springfield, Dr. Gramse can help you get it under control so you can keep your smile for decades to come.

Why Choose Dr. Laura Gramse Family Dental Care for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Skilled Dentist with 25+ Years of Experience
  • Convenient Locations in Springfield & Palmer
  • Kind, Warm, & Friendly Dental Team

Scaling & Root Planing

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

Scaling and root planing are usually the first course of treatment we recommend for patients with gum disease. The procedure is somewhat similar to a regular dental cleaning, but it focuses entirely on the gum line and roots of the teeth hidden below. Scaling removes the bacteria-filled buildup that is the source of the infection, and planing kickstarts the healing process and prevents future buildup by smoothing out the roots of your teeth. 

Antibiotic Treatment

Medical professional drawing syringe from vial of clear liquid

While scaling and root planing are able to accomplish a lot, the truth is that gum disease bacteria can sometimes hide deep down and be very difficult to remove. With Arestin, a powder-like substance that is actually made up of thousands of microspheres of medicine is applied directly to the gums. Over the course of a week or so, a powerful antimicrobial agent seeps down to get rid of even the most stubborn bacteria.