Gum Disease Treatment – Panama City, FL

Revitalize Your Gums
and Your Entire Smile

The symptoms of gum disease are often so mild at first that you might not even realize there’s an issue unless it’s brought to your attention during a regular checkup. When gum disease reaches its most severe stages, however, it can cause your entire wellbeing to suffer, and it can contribute to heart attacks, diabetes, and other health problems. Dr. Waheed takes the threat of gum disease very seriously; if you ever notice bleeding gums or other signs of an infection, call us right away to discuss gum disease treatment in Panama City, FL.

Why Choose Baldwin Family Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Highly Trained Dentist Using the Latest Techniques
  • A Caring Team That Focuses on Your Comfort
  • Up to Date with Modern Dental Technology

Scaling & Root Planing

Closeup of smile during scaling and root planing gum disease treatment

While advanced disease can’t be fully cured, it can be treated and managed in order to prevent it from doing further damage to your smile. With scaling, we can get rid of the plaque and tartar that has built up around and below the gum line, thus decreasing the presence of harmful oral bacteria in the mouth. Root planing involves reducing the number of rough surfaces on tooth roots so that there aren’t as many likely places where bacteria can easily build up.

Antibiotic Therapy

Patient taking antibiotic therapy pill

Once scaling and root planing have been performed, antibiotic therapy is usually employed to eliminate any traces of bacteria that were left behind. Using antibiotics can make a dramatic difference in the level of bacteria that are still in the mouth in the weeks or months following periodontal treatment. Different antibiotics might be used in different cases; we’ll explain our recommendations thoroughly so that you understand what to expect over the course of the therapy.