The Smile Center Indianapolis IN dentist
Dr. Jyoti Shah Home Office Information Patient Information Patient Education Contact Us
Complete Dental Care for Children and Adults! Serving Castleton, Northeast Indy, and the rest of Greater Indianapolis
Quick Links to Indianapolis IN Dentist Dr. Jyoti Shah
Map and Hours
Request an Appointment
New Patient Forms
Our Services

Dr. Jyoti Shah The Smile Center Indianapolis IN DentistClick the video above to
see our latest commercial!


 
Gum Treatment
 

Gum treatment is the treatment of active gum and jaw bone disease. The treatment can slow or stop the progression of the disease. Since there are different stages of gum disease (from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis), there are different levels of treatment. In some cases, the patient may be referred to a specialist.

Gum treatment consists of one or more of the following procedures, depending on the individual case:

Scaling and Root Planing

Tooth before
Scaling and Root Planing is a common non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease. By using special instruments, we remove bacteria and infection from the unhealthy deep pockets around the teeth below the gum line. This is often referred to as a "deep cleaning".

First the tooth is scaled to remove the plaque and tarter that has accumulated on the tooth.
Scaling

Root Planing
Then the root is planed or smoothed. This eliminates any rough areas on the root that can easily trap plaque and bacteria.

A smooth clean root provides a healthy environment to allow the gums to heal naturally and reattach to the tooth. This will create a reduced pocket, therefore eliminating areas for bacteria to hide and cause further disease.

Scaling and Root Planing combined with a strict home care routine and more frequent periodontal cleanings and exams will increase your chances of keeping your natural smile.

Tooth after

Advanced Medications

Recent advances in periodontal treatment allow us to now place medications directly at the site of infection. One of the most commonly used medications of this kind is Atridox™. This is often used in conjunction with scaling and root planing. In addition, an antimicrobial rinse is sometimes used after some procedures.

Strict Home Care Regimen

A home care routine specific to the patient's individual needs may be prepared to prevent the patient from relapsing.

 
 
Ask the Dentist Dr Jyoti Shah
Cosmetic Dentistry Indianapolis IN dentist
More info
What our Patients Say
Patient Reviews Indianapolis IN dentist Patient Testimonials
leave a review
Smile Center Family Dentistry Dr. Jyoti Shah Indianapolis IN Dentist

© Copyright 2001- Dental WebSmith, Inc. and Jyoti R. Shah, DDS, Inc. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer: The information provided within is intended to help you better understand dental conditions and procedures.
It is not meant to serve as delivery of medical or dental care. If you have specific questions or concerns, contact your health care provider.