Gum Disease Treatment Options
How Is Gum Disease Treated?
After a thorough examination your dentist will recommend an appropriate treatment plan that best suits your needs.
- Most patients who have healthy gums are seen for a professional dental cleaning every six months. Patients who are showing signs of, or who currently have, gum disease may benefit from a professional cleaning 3 to 4 times a year.
- Oftentimes the first line of treatment for someone who has periodontal disease is scaling and root planing, also known as a “deep cleaning”. This is a non-surgical procedure where we are able to comfortably clean the crown and affected root surface of the tooth to ensure that there is no more bacterial irritation.
- Since no surgery is involved, patients can resume their normal daily routine that same day.
- It is important to stay on your recommended cleaning interval so that we can avoid further bone loss and progression of the periodontal disease.