Gum Disease Treatment
Gum diseaseis caused due to accumulation of bacteria around the gum line; leading to inflammation, bleeding, irritation and soreness in the gums. It can infect the bone and gum tissue, leading to bone deterioration, gum recession and tooth loss.
Treatment of gum disease involves controlling infection to prevent further damage to the teeth and gums. A variety of gum treatments are available, depending on the extent of the disease. These include:
For the initial stages of gum disease, a deep cleaning called scaling and root planning is performed to remove plaque and scrape off tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planning gets rid of the difficult spots on the root of the tooth where bacteria accumulation is possible.
Your dentist may prescribe medication in to supplement the deep cleaning procedure. Based upon the severity of your condition, medication may be helpful in the prevention of surgical treatment.
Two types of surgery may be performed for severe gum disease. Flap Surgery is done when the gums are still inflamed even after deep cleaning and medications. Flap surgery helps in the removal tartar deposits and in keeping the area clean. For cases where bone loss or gum tissue loss has occurred, bone and tissue grafting may be performed, wherein a natural or synthetic graft is placed to promote growth in the affected areas.
Schedule Your Gum Disease Treatment Appointment Today
For the best Gum Disease Treatment in San Bernardino, visit the Lifetime Dental office, located at 1918 Business Center Dr. S #210, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Call (909) 890-1206 for appointments.