SEVEN HILLS DENTAL
Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry
Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of your disease. Your dentist will evaluate for periodontal diseases, recommend an appropriate treatment plan that may include antibiotics or oral hygiene products like toothpaste with added fluoride to keep bacteria at bay.
The bacteria in periodontal disease progress slowly over time, causing an increased amount of irritation to the tissues around your teeth. This can lead to damage that will eventually cause gums and bones support for all their worth!
If you catch your gums early, it's possible that a few trips to the dentist may be all they need. If not then keep up with your dental hygiene routine and get regular checkups for optimal healing.
If your gum disease has progressed to more advanced stages, you may need a deep cleaning. This procedure is called scaling and root planing (SCPD), which helps make the area around teeth cleaner by removing tartar from above or below as well as plaque in between each tooth's roots before it gets too bad. While this treatment isn’t exactly pleasant for most people because they feel very little pain during it all; their breath will be much better afterward since these tools remove not only bacteria but also toxins that can lead us into periodontal infections eventually if left unchecked!
If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, your dentist may recommend that you see a periodontist (specialist of the gums).