Gum Disease Treatment Options

If your mouth is showing signs of gum disease, there are treatment options we can administer to help alleviate the issue.

an illustration of gum disease

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.
an illustration of a dentist cleaning buildup off of teeth

If you need to address your gum disease, make an appointment today.

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