Gum Disease Treatment – Orem, UT

Getting Your Gum Health Back on Track

Woman smiling at her dentist after gum disease treatment in Orem

You’re probably already careful about taking care of your teeth, but are you giving your gums the same level of attention? If the bacteria in your mouth are allowed to attack your gums, you may eventually end up suffering from gum disease, a potentially severe oral health issue that is known to ultimately result in tooth loss. Here at Frandsen Dental of Orem, we’re ready to offer solutions for gum disease, including state-of-the-art laser therapy. Have you noticed any symptoms that might mean you have gum disease? Contact us right away to find out about your options for gum disease treatment in Orem.

Why Choose Frandsen Dental of Orem for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Advanced, Comfortable Laser Dentistry
  • Trustworthy Dental Experts
  • In-Network with Various Dental Insurance Plans

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Illustrated dental laser treating gum disease

With our Picasso dental laser, we can eliminate the bacteria that may be hiding in the pockets that have formed between your teeth and gums. This technology is very precise, making it much easier for us to only treat the affected tissue. On top of that, laser treatment is known to be quite comfortable, and bleeding is kept to a minimum.

Scaling & Root Planing

Illustrated dental instruments clearing plaque buildup from teeth

Oftentimes, gum disease can be treated with a deep cleaning procedure that consists of scaling and root planing. We’ll begin by getting rid of the bacteria and plaque that have accumulated around the teeth and beneath the gums. Then we will focus on your tooth roots, smoothing them out so that the gums have a chance to reattach themselves. Smoother tooth roots also help lower the chances of a new infection occurring in the future.

Antibiotic Therapy

Gloved hands drawing syringe from vial of clear liquid

In order to reduce your periodontal pockets as quickly as possible, we may suggest antibiotic therapy. At our practice, we use Arestin, which is placed directly in the pockets in order to fight bacteria that we may have a hard time getting rid of through other means. Generally speaking, antibiotic therapy is used alongside other forms of gum disease treatment such as scaling and root planing or laser periodontal therapy.