Gum Disease Treatment – New York City, NY

Keep Your Entire Smile Healthy

A lot of adults are far more worried about cavities than they are about gum disease, but taking care of the gums is just as important as protecting the teeth. Gum disease can lead to jawbone deterioration and tooth loss if ignored for too long, and it is known to play a role in inflammatory conditions throughout the body. Dr. Shim can provide periodontal care for inflamed and bleeding gums; call FS Dental Arts today to set up a consultation to talk about your your options for gum disease treatment in New York City, NY.

Why Choose FS Dental Arts
for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • State of the Art Soft Tissue Lasers
  • A Welcoming, Friendly Dental Office
  • In-House Periodontist, Dr. Eunjung Shim

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing gum disease treatment

Scaling is the process of removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. When used to treat gum disease, scaling focuses on the areas around and beneath your gum line to remove bacteria from the spots that a normal dental cleaning wouldn’t reach. We can also smooth out the roots of your teeth with a procedure called root planing; this helps prevent future buildups and gives the gums a chance to reattach themselves to the teeth as they heal.

Arestin Antibiotic Therapy

Animated smile during laser dentistry treatment

We often prescribe Arestin antibiotic therapy alongside scaling and root planing. Some bacteria will still be present in your mouth after the deep cleaning process, but antibiotics can be used to fight them where they live. Arestin takes the form of a powder that is placed in the pockets between your teeth and gums. The microspheres in the powder will gradually release medication over time, thus aiding with the pocket reduction process over the next several weeks.