Stop Gum Disease In Its Tracks

If your gum tissue seems noticeably red and puffy or there’s blood in your saliva after flossing, a dangerous infection may be present in your smile. Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) tends to start out on a small scale, but untreated cases can quickly worsen – in fact, this condition is the clear leading cause of tooth loss among adults here in the United States. At Cimarron Family Dentistry, our dentists will always screen for gum disease during routine appointments and recommend therapy as needed to get your oral health back on the right track. If you’ve noticed any of the above symptoms on a routine basis, please contact us in Hurst, TX right away.


Scaling & Root Planing

When faced with mild cases of gum disease, more frequent professional cleanings may be enough to reverse the ill effects. If the symptoms progress, though, we’ll need to take a step further with scaling and root planing. This treatment can essentially be thought of as a deep cleaning that targets bacterial buildup above and below the gum tissue. Our hygienist will also smooth the tooth roots, which can develop rough surfaces over time that attract plaque and tartar.

Antibiotic Therapy

Antibiotic therapy can serve as an excellent supplement to scaling and root planing. This medication is directly applied to the periodontal tissue and stays active for days and even weeks following your initial appointment, working to eliminate any stray traces of dangerous bacteria that may have remained in place. This approach can further reduce the risk of future inflammation and also even reduce the size of the periodontal pockets over time.

Dr. De Vincenzo and Dr. Saremi and Cimarron Family Dentistry would like to give a warm neighborly welcome to Dr. Sim’s patients! We’re right next door. Call us at (817) 268-1112 to schedule your next visit