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Gum Disease Treatment – Arlington, TX

Preventing Oral Damage
With Early Gum Treatment

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gum disease affects one out of every two adults, making it one of the most common oral health problems in the nation. Every six months during your checkup, we’ll examine your mouth for symptoms of this common issue in order to diagnose and treat it before it causes permanent damage to your smile. We offer two customized methods for gum disease treatment in Arlington, TX to help restore your oral health.

Why Choose Robert A. Whitmore, DDS
for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Customized Gum
    Disease Treatments
  • Ease
    Uncomfortable Symptoms
  • Dentist With 3+
    Decades of Experience

Scaling & Root Planing

Patient receiving scaling and root planing periodontal therapy

Scaling and root planing is a two-step process. We’ll begin by removing all signs of plaque and tartar from above and below your gumline, as far down as the pockets of your gums. This will help prevent the buildup of harmful oral bacteria that release gum-infecting toxins. Then we’ll smooth out the roots of your teeth in order to allow your gums to healthily reattach. Our goal with this treatment is to reverse the symptoms of gum disease and restore your oral health.

Antibiotic Therapy

Man taking antibiotic periodontal treatment pill

We also offer antibiotic therapy, which we may recommend in combination with scaling and root planing therapy, to help fight off the harmful toxins and bacteria in your mouth. These typically come in the form of a pill, topical gel, or mouthwash, which acts to reduce the number of oral bacteria and reduce the prevalence of the symptoms of the disease. This helps restore the health of your mouth while also easing your discomfort.