Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Vero Beach, FL

Top-Notch Care for Sensitive, Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums may not seem like an urgent issue, but it often indicates a serious bacterial infection known as periodontal (gum) disease. An estimated 50% of adults in the United States currently have gum disease, which can result in tooth loss if left untreated. Here at Cromer & Cairns Dental, Dr. Julie Cromer partners with Dr. Justin Schwartz, an experienced periodontist (gum expert) to deliver truly top-notch gum disease treatment. If you’ve been dealing with bleeding, swelling, or tender gums, don’t hesitate to contact our practice!

Why Choose Cromer & Cairns Dental for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • Skilled In-House Periodontist
  • Gentle Dental Team That Treats Patients Like Family
  • Soft Tissue Laser Makes Treatment More Comfortable

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is essentially an enhanced version of professional dental cleaning, and it’s designed to directly target the source of the gum infection. The first step, scaling, involves removing the build-up deposits of plaque and tartar from both above and below the gumline. Then, we smooth the roughened surface on the roots of the teeth (root planing) where bacteria like to gather. Together, scaling and root planing should encourage your gums to reattach to your teeth and heal quickly.

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Thanks to a state-of-the-art soft tissue laser, our team can treat diseased gums with much greater precision and comfort than ever before. We can aim this focused beam of light at only the damaged tissue while preserving the healthy areas. Additionally, the laser provides nearly instant sterilization, which drastically reduces the bleeding, swelling, and general discomfort experienced after gum disease therapy.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

As gum disease develops, bacteria tend to hide out in deep pockets between the gums and the teeth. Even with our advanced dental instruments, it’s often difficult to disinfect these areas, which is why we often employ topical antibiotic therapy. We simply apply an antibiotic called Arestin to the gum pockets. It dissolves throughout the gum tissue over the course of several days, eliminating bacteria in the deepest recesses of your gums.