Gum Disease Treatment – Moorestown, NJ

Reversing the Discomfort & Effects of Gum Disease

Did you know that around one in every two adults has some form of gum disease? The condition usually starts off with very mild symptoms; many people might not even realize that they have it. But if it’s ignored for too long, it could eventually cause you to lose your teeth. To keep your smile intact, call Land, Walker, Moosavi & Moosavi Family Dentistry if you notice any warning signs that could point to gum disease; we’ll let you know what steps can be taken to address the problem and provide gum disease treatment in Moorestown if need be to prevent the condition from doing permanent harm to your smile.

Why Choose Land, Walker, Moosavi & Moosavi Family Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Gentle, Thorough Scaling and Root Planing
  • Knowledgeable, Friendly Dental Team
  • Dental Office That Feels Like a Slice of Home

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated dental tools removing plaque from teeth during gum disease treatment in Moorestown

In many cases, we can treat gum disease with a two-step deep cleaning process. Step one is scaling, which is when all the plaque and tartar around and below your gumline are removed. The second step, root planing, involves smoothing out the roots of the teeth so the gums have a chance to reattach themselves. The goal of scaling and root planing is to reduce your gum disease symptoms by getting rid of the harmful bacteria in your mouth.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Animated dental laser treating gum disease

We usually recommend having antibiotic therapy performed in conjunction with scaling and root planing to continue fighting the bacteria that cause gum disease. Our dental practice uses Arestin, which can be placed directly in the pockets that have formed between your teeth and gums. The medication starts working quickly to kill the bacteria at the source of the infection. Patients who have Arestin antibiotic therapy performed along with deep cleaning tend to see better results in the long term.