Gum Disease Treatment Restore Your Gum Health
  • Keep your teeth intact by taking action early
  • Relax during your appointment with sedation
  • Enjoy savings with our Advantage Program

Get Your Healthy Smile Back With Gum Disease Treatment in Powell

A gum infection is sneaky. It’s often barely noticeable until it becomes a serious problem. When you visit us for regular checkups, we can recognize the signs of an infection in the early stages. However, even if you notice signs on your own, you can find help at My Family Dentistry. Gum disease treatment in Powell will:

  • Treat the infection before it leads to tooth loss and other consequences
  • Revive your healthy gum tissue
  • Improve your confidence in your smile
  • Stop bothersome side effects like bad breath
  • Make your at-home oral care routine easier

Call 865-685-9939 for an appointment. If you don’t have insurance, join our Advantage Program for savings on dental care. We have membership options for patients vulnerable to gum disease.

Restore Your Gum Health & Love Smiling Again

Your gums are important to your overall health. Ignoring gum disease increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other systemic health issues. Fortunately, you don’t need to live with infected gums. When you come in for your appointment, your dentist will do an exam to determine the level of infection. Your treatment may include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing – This deep cleaning procedure gets rid of the tartar and plaque triggering the disease (scaling). Then we’ll smooth out your tooth roots to prevent reoccurring infections. Depending on the level of infection, we may have you return for follow-up treatments.
  • Antibacterial Rinses – We have products to improve your gum health. They’ll rinse away the bacteria, deliver antioxidants to your gums, and help with other conditions such as bad breath.
  • Gum Grafting – If you have noticeable gum loss, we can do a gum grafting procedure that gives you a healthy-looking gumline. It uses tissue from your mouth or a donor to replenish your gums.

We focus on comfort during every appointment. Dim lighting creates a relaxing atmosphere. You can also cozy up with a blanket and watch TV while we work! Plus, you can receive oral sedation or laughing gas if you feel nervous.

Call 865-685-9939 if you need gum disease treatment in Powell. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease treatment is designed to get rid of plaque, tartar, and bacteria from around and below your gumline. At My Family Dentistry, we offer two types of gum disease treatment, including scaling and root planing, and antibacterial rinses. Your dentist will help decide on the right type of treatment based on your needs.

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria form a clear, sticky film called plaque that builds up around your gumline, leading to inflamed and infected gums. Left untreated, the infection causes your gums to separate from teeth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria accumulates. In the advanced stages of gum disease, the infection spreads from your gums to the bone that supports your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

Your gum disease treatment should be completely comfortable. We’ll numb your gums so you don’t feel any discomfort or pain during your treatment. In addition, if you’re nervous about your procedure, we offer two forms of sedation for relaxing care. Choose inhaled sedation using laughing gas or oral conscious sedation with a small pill.