IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH GUM DISEASE, THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF MANY QUESTIONS RUNNING THROUGH YOUR MIND:
- Is it possible to cure periodontal disease?
- How to treat gum disease?
- How to get rid of gum disease?
- What are gum infection treatments?
There are multiple treatment options when it comes to fighting periodontal disease. Depending on the severity, surgery may be required but there are also non-invasive treatments. The common first treatment chosen is what is called “scaling and root planning”. An ultrasonic cleaning device is used to remove plaque buildup in places that a routine teeth cleaning cannot reach, such as under the gum line. Next, the surface of the tooth and root are planed (smoothed) to increase the overall health. If addressed quickly, this option is likely to be the extent of your treatment.
If your condition is more severe due to the bone or tissue surrounding your teeth being beyond non-surgical options, the following treatments are likely for you:
- Pocket Depth Reduction – a periodontal disease caused damage to the tissue and bone surrounding your teeth which creates pockets (or spaces). Bacteria, plaque, and tartar are scraped away when the gum tissue is folded back to allow for the clean area to promote gum reattachment.
- Regeneration – the gum tissue is folded back to allow for the bacteria, plaque, and tartar to be removed. If required, a bone graft or protein stimulant may be performed to help repair the bone and tissue.
- Soft-Tissue Graft – Gum recession is a common symptom of periodontal disease. This exposes the root and drastically increases sensitivity, as well as cosmetic changes. A tissue is grafted from the top of the mouth or another source to cover the area.
There is no definitive cure for the periodontal disease, but the progression can be controlled with proper hygiene and regular checkups to a dentist. When it comes to treatments, and teeth health, Loop Dental is unmatched. Contact their office today to fight back and restore your healthy, radiant smile.