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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Pewaukee, WI

Swollen, Bleeding Gums? Let Us Help

Woman smiling after periodontal disease treatment

Over 64.7 million Americans are suffering from gum disease, which is the common name for when the soft tissues that hold your teeth in place become infected. What starts as inflammation and bleeding can eventually result in severe periodontitis and, eventually, losing your teeth. Dr. Gina Ostrand can stop the infection and save your smile using a number of periodontal treatments; if you’ve noticed the warning signs of gum disease, call us today so that we can begin periodontal (gum) disease treatment in Pewaukee, WI.

Why Choose Ostrand Family Dentistry
for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • High-Tech, Modern Equipment and Processes
  • Arestin® Antibiotic Therapy
  • Kids and Adults Welcome

Scaling & Root Planing

Patient pointing to smile after scaling and root planing treatment

To give the gums a chance to heal, we need to get rid of the bacteria that are causing the infection in the first place. We’ll expose the roots of the teeth and then scrape away (or “scale”) any plaque or tartar we find; the next step after that is to smooth out (or “plane”) the roots, getting rid of the rough surfaces that can invite bacteria to settle. Together, these procedures are known as “deep cleaning.”

Antibiotic Therapy

Animated topical antibiotic treatment process

After scaling and root planing are complete, we’ll continue to treat your gum disease with antibiotics. We use Arestin®, which looks like powder but is actually made of multiple microspheres containing minocycline. The spheres are placed in the periodontal pockets that form when infected gums pull away from the tooth. Once in place, the spheres will stick to the pocket walls and release minocycline over the course of two to three weeks, actively fighting any remaining bacteria.