Gum Disease Treatment Rockville

Soothe Your Gums & Improve Your Smile

Person pointing to their red gums before gum disease treatment in Rockville

In previous decades, the main focal point of dentistry was the prevention of cavities. Now, dentists are urging patients to not only pay attention to the health of their teeth but also their gums. When bleeding, swelling, and tenderness arise, seeking professional care is essential. With an estimated 75% of Americans suffering from gingivitis, it’s a problem that must be addressed promptly. Call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Partovi if you think you might benefit from gum disease treatment in Rockville.

Why Choose Susan Partovi, DDS, PC for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Dentist Serving the Rockville Area Since 1992
  • Your Dental Insurance is Welcomed
  • Personalized Attention & Care for Each Patient

Scaling & Root Planing

Illustrated dental scaler cleaning plaque buildup from teeth and gums

Referred to as deep cleaning, this two-step process requires removing hardened plaque and tartar to encourage healing and improve gum health. Scaling involves using a specialized dental instrument to remove harmful particles from above and below the gumline, while root planing is the smoothing of the tooth roots to minimize reinfection in the future and ensure gum tissues reattach to the teeth.

Antibiotic Therapy

Person drawing syringe from vial of clear liquid

In addition to scaling and root planing, Dr. Partovi will likely incorporate antibiotic therapy into your gum disease treatment plan. Using Arestin, this powerful medicine is placed into the gum pockets and allowed to disperse over several weeks. Reaching the deepest crevices to eliminate bacteria, it is highly effective in eradicating harmful particles to safeguard gum health.