Gum Disease Treatment in

Your gums are a vital component of your overall oral health. At McMillan Family Dental in Meridian, we offer scaling and root planing along with bone grafting for gum disease treatment.

Gum Disease Treatment in Meridian

Periodontal services are provided to prevent or treat periodontitis and its effects. Periodontitis is also known as gum disease, and it occurs when the gum tissue becomes inflamed due to prolonged exposure to bacteria, tartar and plaque. A patient experiencing the early stages of gum disease may notice that their gums are slightly swollen and darkened in color. They may also bleed when the individual is brushing and flossing, or when they are receiving dental cleanings. Many patients choose to ignore the problem at this early phase. However, delaying or avoiding treatment can lead to severe consequences.

As the gums become increasingly irritated, they can begin to retract and pull away from the individual’s teeth. This creates empty voids that are referred to as periodontal pockets. These empty spaces can quickly become infested with large amounts of bacteria and plaque, thereby allowing the condition to spread throughout the rest of the mouth more easily. The concern is that it can reach the jawbone and the connective tissues of the teeth. Once that happens, it is very likely that tooth loss will follow. Our goal is to prevent the patient from ever reaching or experiencing this crucial phase.

We offer a selection of effective periodontal treatments that are designed to stop gum disease from spreading and reverse its effects.

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is known for being the standard treatment when dealing with periodontitis. It is highly effective and minimally invasive, making it the perfect method for treating periodontitis in its early stages. Our dental professionals use specialized tools to remove tartar and plaque from below the gum line. We also smooth out the root surfaces to prevent future accumulations from occurring.
  • Bone Grafting: Bone grafting procedures are used in the most advanced cases of periodontitis when the condition has caused the jawbone to deteriorate. At this point, the patient may begin to experience facial structure loss. To prevent this, we will use bone grafting to regenerate the decayed structure. By applying special proteins and artificial bone material, we can promote new bone growth and restore the health of the jawbone.

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Dr. Gerard chose the field of dentistry because he enjoys working with people and having the ability to change their lives for the better.

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