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Albuquerque Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal Therapy for Bleeding Gums

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Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults – simply put, this health problem is no laughing matter. That’s why Dr. Boehmer’s goal is to arrest its development in the earliest stages possible through education, dedicated screenings, and revitalizing therapy. If you’re experiencing oral bleeding after flossing or seeing puffy, red oral tissue in the bathroom mirror, contact our Albuquerque practice today.

Why Choose Us for Gum Disease Treatment?

Scaling & Root Planing

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Scaling and root planing is an in-depth professional cleaning that targets plaque and tartar buildup throughout the mouth. It’s performed in two distinct sections – first, the “scaling” portion will cleanse above and below the gum line, reaching down to the tooth’s roots. Then, during the “root planing” procedure, the tooth root surfaces will be gradually smoothed of any rough areas, which are prime targets for bacterial accumulation. Our goal is to encourage the inflamed gum tissue to become firm once more, causing the periodontal pockets to shrink in turn.

Antibiotic Therapy

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Antibiotic therapy with ARESTIN is often combined with scaling and root planing in order to further curb and control periodontal infection. This medication comes in the form of a powder that’s directly applied to the gum pockets, where it adheres to the inflamed tissue and releases a steady flow of potent antibiotic that continues to fight leftover bacteria for weeks following your initial treatment.

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