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Gum Disease Treatment in the Raleigh Area

When gum disease has progressed beyond the stages of simple gingivitis, it is called periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can involve the teeth and gums, or it can also involve the bone and surrounding tissues that support the teeth. In the worst case scenario, the bone in affected areas begins to resorb, resulting in the teeth becoming loose and falling out.

Periodontal therapy treats the infection caused by the bacterial buildup and toxins created by the body’s attempt to stop the disease process. In extreme cases, x-rays may be required to find out if any bone loss has occurred. The extent of the therapy depends upon the severity of the disease. Antibiotics may need to be prescribed to help stop the infection so that the healing process can begin.

Gum Infection Treatment

Dental treatment for gum infection usually consists of cleaning the affected areas thoroughly and applying medication if needed. Sometimes antibiotics are applied directly on the gums; other situations may call for oral antibiotics. Follow-up visits to your dentist will also be scheduled to ensure that healing is progressing as expected.

Scaling and Root Planing

Part of the healing process calls for scaling and root planing. Special dental instruments are used to remove plaque and tartar that have accumulated on the teeth. These instruments can get into deep pockets and clean out the debris that has collected. Once the scaling is completed, the roots are planed to make them smooth. The gums need a smooth surface on which to attach to the teeth again.

Once therapy for periodontitis has started, it is important to keep up with treatments and follow-up appointments. Daily oral hygiene at home is vital for successful treatment of the disease. You will always have the support of the Axiom Dentistry staff to help you attain your goal of optimal oral health.

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Dr. K and All the doctors (the doctor I had on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Dr. K's apprentice [I can't rember her name] however she was wonderful) ALL THE STAFF were AMAZING! They were attending, friendly, and caring. They were very knowledgeable of what they were doing. The best Treatment experience Ever!!! I WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! Leesville Rd is Awesome!
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Dr. Ogar at Axiom Dentistry in Louisburg is exceptionally kind, patient, & compassionate, as well as knowledgeable in her field. Like many people I have high anxiety at dental appointments & even worse during procedures. This entire office is full of professionals that are without doubt deserving of a 5 star review.
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The office staff are friendly and always helpful. The dentists and dental team are professional and provide top notch care. The facility is clean and inviting. I am always given an estimate in procedure costs before arriving at the office. I have recommended them to several family members and friends.

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