Gum Disease Treatment – Flower Mound, TX

Tackling Gum Disease Early

Man sharing healthy smile after gum disease treatment

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most common oral health problems among adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated one out of every two adults in the United States suffers from the effects of gum disease. Our goal at Lauri Barge, DDS is to spot the symptoms as early as possible and help reverse them before permanent damage occurs to your smile with gum disease treatment n our Flower Mound, TX dental office.

Why Choose Lauri Barge, DDS for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • We Accept
    Dental Insurance
  • Targeted
    Antibiotic Mouthrinse
  • Affordable In-House Dental Plan

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing treatment

Scaling and root planing is a two-step process that takes place between one and two visits to our dental office. First, our team will clear all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, as far down as the pockets of your gums. Then, Dr. Barge will smooth out the surface of your roots, clearing away any spots of hardened bacteria. This will allow your gum tissue to healthily reattach and provide the roots with necessary protection to prevent additional damage.

Periogard Antibiotic Therapy

Animated smile with advanced periodontal disease before periogard antibiotic therapy

In addition to scaling and root planing, we also typically recommend antibiotic therapy. We don’t prescribe pills—instead, we use Periogard, which is a germicidal mouthwash that targets where the infection originates. It’s important to use it exactly as prescribed and follow Dr. Barge’s instructions or the instructions on the packaging. If necessary, we may schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure that you continue seeing improvement in your symptoms.