Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a chronic bacterial infection that plagues millions of smiles. This is one of the worst dental issues in the world today.

Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help eliminate this disease. One of those treatments is scaling and root planing. This treatment involves Dr. Jeremy D. Hatch deeply cleaning the smile, especially the pockets in your gums. This technique removes the bacteria, smooths your roots, and helps your gums heal. In order to help your gums heal, he uses medication, like Arestin®.

Arestin is an antibiotic that is applied directly into the infected gum pockets while your dentist is deeply and thoroughly cleaning the gums. This can kill the bacteria in those pockets and help your gums heal. This beneficial medication can help fight the infection for up to 21 days after the scaling and root planing treatment has been completed.

If you think you might be a victim of gum disease in Hurricane, Utah, or if you need to schedule an appointment regarding a professional teeth cleaning and exam, please call Mountain View Dental at 435-635-9471 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be happy to help you. When you come into our office, we will examine your smile and determine the best treatment for you and your oral health. We look forward to helping you.