There are a variety of treatments for gum disease. However, these treatments depend on the stages of the disease and how fast you respond to the onset of the disease. Your diet and overall health are also essential factors that you are to consider if the treatment is to be a success. Gum diseases are treated using surgical or non-surgical treatment methods.
These are treatments that do not involve any invasion. That means that they are safe for patients who are afraid of invasive means. They might however be used before the invasive methods are applied in some cases. They include the following:
Professional dental cleaning
During the dental checkups, the dentist will remove the plaque that builds up on the tooth surface using dental means. This cleanup is done above and below the gumline of your teeth. If there are underlying signs of periodontal diseases, the dentist will advise you to go for a cleanup at least twice a year. These cleanings are important preventive measures in the fight against periodontal or gum diseases.
This process removes bacteria from the tooth surfaces and below the gumline. It is performed using instruments like laser beams or other ultrasonic devices. In this process, the tartar from the teeth is scraped away.
The rough spots on your tooth roots are also made smooth. This smoothening process removes the bacteria buildup and provides a clean surface for your gums. This helps the gums to reattach to the teeth forming a more serene and secure environment for your teeth.
In cases where the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired using nonsurgical options, dentists might opt for invasive methods. These methods include the following:
In this procedure, the gums are lifted back, and the tartar is removed from beneath your gums. Hence, the name flap surgery. After the procedure, the gums are placed back so that tissues fit perfectly around the tooth reducing the space between your gum and tooth. This decreases the chances of bacterial development.
Bone grafting uses your body tissues, synthetic bone, or donated bones to replace the lost part of the jawbone. They serve as a platform for bone regeneration and restore the stability of the surrounding teeth. This process involves the use of new technology that helps the tissue regenerate at a higher rate. Our hospitals are well equipped with this technology, and our dentists have the skills and the training needed to perform these procedures. Call us today to book an appointment.
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