The periodontal treatment methods we use will depend on the type and severity of your condition. We will start with a detailed diagnosis to evaluate how the disease has progressed and then recommend the most effective treatment.
Early Stage Treatment
If we can catch the disease in the early stages of gingivitis, before any irreversible damage has been done, we can often clear up the problem after one to two regular cleanings. We will also consult with you and provides some instructions on how to improve your daily oral hygiene habits.
Later Stage Treatment
If your gum disease has progressed to more advanced stages, your treatment may include a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing. This deep cleaning is usually done one quadrant of the mouth at a time while the area is numb. It is the most effective way to remove tartar, plaque, and toxins from above and below the gum line (this is the scaling process), or from the rough spots on root by smoothing the surfaces (in a process called planing). These procedures help the gum tissue heal and pockets shrink.
There are also medications, special medicated mouth rinses, and even special tooth brushes that we may recommend to help control infection and healing.
In Extreme Cases
If the problems persist after scaling and root planing, you may need periodontal surgery to reduce pocket depths and make teeth easier to clean.
If you have any questions about the treatments we offer at The Danna Smile, be sure to contact us and let us know. We’ll help restore the health of your teeth and gums with our extensive experience and top-of-the-line equipment.
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