Gum Disease Treatment – Plainville, CT

Preserve Your Smile’s Foundation

Gum disease might start out with mild bleeding and swollen gums, but it can quickly progress to the point where your teeth, jawbone, and overall well-being are at risk. Since an estimated 50% of American adults over the age of 30 have gum disease, early detection and treatment are crucial. Our team at Central Connecticut Dental Group strive to diagnose and address gum disease early on to preserve your smile’s foundation and protect your oral health. To learn more about our options for gum disease treatment, give our office a call!

Why Choose Central CT Dental Group for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • High-Definition Digital X-Rays & Intraoral Camera
  • Trusted by Plainville Families for Almost 50 Years
  • Relaxing Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available


Scaling & Root Planing

To treat the early effects of gum disease, we’ll perform a two-step procedure known as scaling and root planing. First, we’ll clear all of the plaque and tartar that have built up on the teeth, all the way down through their roots underneath the gumline. Then, we smooth out these root surfaces, encouraging them to reattach to the gums and creating an environment where bacteria have difficulty thriving.


Antibiotic Therapy

In some cases, we may supplement scaling and root planing with antibiotic therapy. Even our advanced technology might not be able to eliminate bacteria in the hard-to-reach pockets in your gums. That’s why we might apply a topical antibiotic to your gums, which gradually spreads throughout the tissue to kill any lingering bacteria. We may also prescribe a round of oral antibiotics for good measure.