Fight Gum Disease With a Combination of Office & Home Treatments

It is easier and less expensive to treat gum disease when it’s discovered in its early stages. If left untreated, it can progress to full-fledged periodontitis. This is the stage where tissue and bone begin to break down, and you can lose teeth. To facilitate early treatment, Dr. Cuevas checks for signs of gum disease during every dental exam.

If he finds gum disease, he’ll treat it with a special deep cleaning process called scaling and root planing:

  • He’ll remove plaque and bacteria from above and below your gumline
  • Smooth the roots of your teeth to make it easier for your gums to heal
  • Use local anesthesia so you remain comfortable and offer dental sedation  if needed

In some cases Dr. Cuevas will also recommend Perio Protect®, a home treatment that involves wearing custom-made dental trays filled with an antibiotic. Made using impressions of your teeth, the trays look similar to those used for whitening. The trays’ special seal ensures the medication goes where it’s needed, into the area under your gums.

For gum disease treatment in Fairfield, call 203-254-0545. We’re located at 111 Beach Road, near the intersection of Beach Road and Post Road. Our office is on the second floor.