Periodontal Therapy - BLACKWELL, OK

Removing the Infection to Improve Gum Health

Would you be surprised to learn that millions of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease and don’t even know it? Does it make you wonder if you might one of these individuals who are unaware of a possible infection inside your gum tissue? Before you move into panic mode, the team at Blackwell Dentistry wants you to know they can help. With periodontal therapy, they can use a variety of techniques to successfully remove the infection and ultimately, improve your oral health. Want to learn more about this common dental disease? After reading the following information, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment.


What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is what occurs when bacteria accumulate in the form of plaque and tartar and begin to attack the soft oral tissue surrounding your teeth. This causes your gums to become inflamed, red, and even bleed when brushing or flossing. If left untreated, the infection can spread beneath the gum line creating pockets where bacteria and food can become trapped.

While it can be reversible in its early stages (gingivitis), it will require professional treatment should it progress into more advanced stages (periodontitis).


Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease that is left untreated can wreak havoc on your oral health as well as your heart, brain, lungs, and other areas of your body. Although not all symptoms will appear in the beginning, it can produce the following:

Red, puffy, inflamed gums
Bleeding when brushing or flossing
Teeth that appear “long” as a result of a receding gum line
Bad breath
Jaw pain
Tooth loss
Bone resorption

If the infection reaches your bloodstream, you can be faced with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, and even neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.


Gum Disease Treatment Options

Depending on the severity of your case, Dr. Neale will examine your teeth and gums before suggesting the appropriate form(s) of periodontal therapy to improve your oral health and prevent additional problems from developing.


The most common form of periodontal therapy is scaling and root planing. This involves removing plaque and tartar accumulations from above and beneath the gum line (scaling) before smoothing out the tooth root (root planing). This is designed to encourage your gum tissue to reattach to the root.


Dr. Neale may decide to use antibiotic therapy in combination with scaling and root planing. This type of treatment can be administered in pill form or as a topical gel that is applied to your gum pockets. By incorporating antibiotic therapy into any type of periodontal treatment, it reduces the likeliness for reinfection. This is especially helpful, as you will be required to maintain regular appointments (every 3 months) to ensure bacteria is not accumulating again.


Using a small handheld device, our soft tissue laser can remove unhealthy tissue that is the result of periodontal disease. Known for being quick and effective, the laser minimizes bleeding by cauterizing the area, allowing for tissue to regenerate and heal more quickly as well as a reduced likeliness of future bacterial infection.

What our Patients Say About us

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Douglas Sawyer
Douglas Sawyer
I've never like going to dentist, but I've always liked this visits here. The new dentist lady I saw yesterday was absolutely amazing. She was in and out quickly. Completely pain free extraction. Made me feel so comfortable. Thank you all so much for the excellent service
Dec 01, 2022
Ashton Bohon
Ashton Bohon
Called at 9am to make an appointment because one of my wisdom teeth broke they got me in at 10am. Asked me if I wanted to go ahead and have all 4 wisdom teeth removed, as well as several fillings & a cleaning. So I did & I was VERY pleased with how well it went. All the girls were so friendly! Dr. Neale was so amazing & they made sure I was comfortable for the entire thing.
Feb 09, 2023
April V
April V
Dr Aaron Neale and his staff are wonderful! They are so kind and compassionate, they make you feel comfortable, and listen to their patients. I had avoided going to the dentist for so long prior because my experience at other dentist just wasn’t good. Dr Neale and his staff are so good, I didn’t feel anything with my extraction or my root canal, not even the shots to numb the area! I won’t go anywhere else!
Feb 24, 2023
Jacqulynn Sanders
Jacqulynn Sanders
This is the ONLY dentist I will ever take my daughters to. The entire staff has made dental visits no longer traumatized for my girls. Dr. Neale, himself has stopped working on other clients and made sure that when my girls were on the verge of having a meltdown, that they were able to get back down to their normal breathing and sweet hearted natures. Everyone in his office and on his staff, from the moment you Walk into the office, take their own time and special approach all to assure you of the best, care possible, without the fear, trauma, and brutal methods alot of other dentist s use to " manage" small children. The members of Blackwell dentistry actually do care about each and every patient they see, and I am grateful my girls are no longer fearful or having panic attacks when I inform them that their visit is due. Thank you guys so much for the time, patience, and care you give us each and every visit!!
Sep 29, 2022
stephanie skaggs
stephanie skaggs
Absolutely love this dentist office. They go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable. (Kids have a blast) Have never had a bad experience here. Dr. Neale and his team are hands down the best!
Mar 03, 2023

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Blackwell Dentistry

1520 S Main St, Blackwell, OK 74631, United States

Monday - 8AM - 7PM

Tuesday - 8AM - 7PM

Wednesday - 8AM - 7PM

Thursday - 8AM - 7PM

Friday - 8 AM - 4PM

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed