Gum Treatment

Deep cleaning of infected, swollen, bleeding gums

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Here's how it works.

1

Diagnosis and Assessment

Your dentist assesses the extent of gum disease through a thorough examination, including probing depth measurements and possibly X-rays. They determine the stage of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) and develop a treatment plan.

2

Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

This is a non-surgical procedure to remove plaque and tartar (calculus) from above and below the gumline. The dentist uses specialized instruments to clean the teeth and roots, smoothing the root surfaces to promote gum reattachment.

3

Maintenance and Follow-Up

After deep cleaning, regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor your gum health and ensure that the disease doesn't progress.

4

Additional Treatments

If gum disease is more advanced, other treatments might be needed, such as antibiotics or antimicrobial agents to target bacteria in deeper pockets.

Why are gum treatments useful?

It's important to note that gum treatment may involve various procedures depending on the severity of gum disease. Consulting with a dentist or periodontist will help determine the most appropriate gum treatment plan for your specific needs. Additionally, maintaining good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups are essential for long-term gum health.

  • Improved oral health

    Gum treatment helps to restore and maintain optimal oral health. It addresses gum disease, which, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications such as tooth loss, bone loss, and systemic health issues. By treating gum disease, you can prevent further damage to your gums and teeth.

  • Prevention of tooth loss

    Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. The infection and inflammation associated with gum disease can weaken the supporting structures of the teeth, leading to tooth mobility and eventual loss. Gum treatment helps to halt the progression of gum disease, reducing the risk of tooth loss.

  • Reduction of gum inflammation

    Gum disease is characterized by inflammation of the gums. This inflammation can cause redness, swelling, tenderness, and bleeding of the gums. Gum treatment aims to reduce gum inflammation, providing relief from discomfort and improving the overall health and appearance of the gums.

  • Elimination of infection

    Gum disease is caused by bacterial infection in the gums. Gum treatment involves removing the bacteria and infected tissue through procedures such as scaling and root planing. This helps to eliminate the source of infection, preventing its spread and reducing the risk of further complications.

  • Preservation of bone and gum tissue

    Advanced stages of gum disease can result in the destruction of the bone and gum tissue that support the teeth. Gum treatment helps to preserve these structures by removing the infection and promoting healing. This can help maintain the stability and longevity of the teeth.

  • Improvement in overall health

    Gum disease has been linked to various systemic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. By treating gum disease, you can potentially reduce the risk or severity of these systemic health issues, improving your overall health and well-being.

  • Enhanced aesthetics

    Gum disease can cause gum recession, which leads to an uneven gum line and exposed tooth roots. This can negatively impact the appearance of your smile. Gum treatment can help restore a healthy gum line, improving the aesthetics of your smile and boosting your self-confidence.

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