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What are the Different Gum Disease Treatments?

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
What are the Different Gum Disease Treatments?Gum disease is a severe oral condition that affects your gum tissues. It is caused by bacteria that accumulate on your gums and teeth. When left untreated, this condition can advance to periodontitis, a stage that is irreversible and can cause tooth loss. Luckily, there are different gum disease treatments. Some of them include:

Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene can treat gum disease in its early stages. By maintaining good oral hygiene, you help remove harmful bacteria that could lead to the advancement of gum disease. Generally, good oral hygiene involves brushing your teeth for around two minutes. It would be best if you also brushed them at least twice a day. We recommend that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush that can reach all parts of your teeth and mouth. It would help if you also used toothpaste with the right amount of fluoride, an essential natural mineral that helps protect against tooth decay. Apart from brushing, it would help if you also floss your teeth once every day. This helps get rid of bacteria and food particles that brushing might have missed.

Scale and Polish

This gum disease treatment option involves removing plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth. First, we scale and polish your teeth, especially when gum disease is in its early stages. During scaling and polishing, our dentists will scrape away tartar and plaque from your teeth' surface using specialized instruments. Then, they will polish your teeth to get rid of any stains and marks. In cases where patients have a lot of tartar, we apply this procedure more than once.

Root Planning

Root planing is also another reliable gum disease treatment option. It is a deep clean under the gums that help eliminate bacteria and food debris. This procedure is mainly used when the condition is in its advanced stages. Get in touch with us for more information on gum disease treatment options.

Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center

Dr. Melody J. Schiffer
Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

(470) 222-8983

320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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