At North Texas Dental Associates, our goal is to help you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. Part of improving your oral health involves making sure that you remain free from periodontal (gum) disease. We offer several treatments designed to treat periodontal disease, which is also called gum disease, so that you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy smile. Our treatments for gum disease in Plano, Texas, include:

  • Placement of Arestin® or Atridox® – Arestin® and Atridox® are two locally applied antibiotics that help to eliminate the bacteria associated with periodontal disease. During your consultation with Dr. Hillstrom, together you will decide if an antibiotic is right for you.
  • Scaling and Root Planing – Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that helps treat periodontal disease. This procedure removes calcium and bacterial deposits from the surface of the tooth and surrounding tissues to help eliminate infection and inflammation of the gums. Scaling and root planing can be used in conjunction with the placement of Arestin® or Atridox® for optimal results.

For more information on periodontal disease and how it can be treated and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, we invite you to give our office a call today. Together, we can treat periodontal disease and get you and your family back to optimal oral health.