Rejuvenating Periodontal Therapy in Lincoln, NE
At Smile Specialties, it’s imperative to Dr. Jennifer Reed and the rest of our team that patients have a strong, healthy oral foundation in place to support the quality restorative work we provide. That’s why the early detection and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease is so important. This infection may begin gradually, but cases allowed to advance can result in significant tissue deterioration, tooth loss, and other devastating consequences.
We’ve made periodontal screenings a vital part of each and every routine examination for the safety of your patients. In addition to effective treatment options, our team also provides professional maintenance that keeps the infection at bay and diligent patient education that can enhance your at-home oral hygiene routine to its fullest potential. Contact our Lincoln, NE office today to schedule your initial consultation.
Treatment Options for Periodontal Disease
Scaling & Root Planing – This in-depth cleaning targets infectious bacteria that have accumulated under the gum tissue. Our team will also smooth the surfaces of tooth roots, which are likely targets for bacteria and plaque as well.
Soft Tissue Laser Treatment – Our state-of-the-art ZAP laser will be used to precisely and comfortably remove diseased tissue from the mouth and treat deep periodontal pockets.
Antibiotic Therapy – Antibiotic therapy is typically used in conjunction with the above treatment methods in order to more effectively block and eliminate bacteria that may have been left behind. Dr. Reed recommends both Periostat and tetracycline-containing gel as needed.