Gum disease is not fun. Advanced gum disease—periodontitis—affects nearly half of Americans over 30 years old. If left untreated, this can lead to tooth loss. If your gums have been acting up, it may be time to get periodontal treatment. Here at Viscount Dental Associates, we offer periodontal treatment to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
The Beginning Step: Deep Cleaning
Deep cleaning is often the first step in periodontal treatment. Known as scaling and root planing, this deep cleaning removes mouth’s plaque. During the scaling process, your dentist will basically scrape away tartar from the gum line. Afterward, root planing will remove rough areas where germs will gather. This will help remove bacteria and cease them from contributing to the gum disease. There are also laser removal procedures that can remove plaque and tartar.
The Next Steps: Surgical Periodontal Treatments
- Gum Graft Surgery: If you have exposed teeth roots because of gum recession, gum graft surgery may be a great option. In order to create gum grafts, a dentist will take gum tissue from your palate. These grafts are then used to cover exposed roots.
- Regenerative Procedures: If periodontal disease has damaged the bone that supports your teeth, a regenerative procedure may be recommended. By removing bacteria, your body will naturally begin regenerating bone and tissue. Thus, your teeth and gums will be healthy.
Let Periodontal Treatment Take Care of Your Gum Disease
If you seek solace from the pain and embarrassment that may come from gum disease, visit Viscount Dental Associates to explore your treatment options. It is important to keep up with your oral health because of how important our mouths are to living our daily lives. Not only do our gums work hard, they also are highly visible when we smile. Feel confident in your smile and trust your gums. Get the periodontal treatment you deserve!