Gum Disease Treatment
How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
Although we cannot replace the bone lost due to periodontal disease, we can halt the progression, prevent further bone loss and restore your mouth to a healthy state.
Depending on the severity of the condition, one of the following treatment recommendations will be made:
- Scaling – removes hard deposits (called tartar or calculus) from the tooth below the gums.
- Root Planing – removes tartar from the root surface and smooths any rough root irregularities in order to promote healing.
- Localized or Systemic Antibiotic delivery – prevents reattachment of bacteria in cleaned sites.
- Periodontal Surgery – removes bacteria from beneath your gums and reshapes the bones that support the teeth to make cleaning easier and prevent future cases of gum damage. Periodontal surgery is used only in severe cases.