Disease Treatment and Maintenance

Gum Disease Treatment and Maintenance

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Deep Cleaning – Scaling and Root Planing

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Scaling removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line.

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Root planing smoothes the tooth root and helps the gums re-attach to the tooth.

Deeper cleanings like scaling and root planing are performed to help your gums properly heal from gum disease.

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Before treatment

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After treatment

Advanced Periodontitis Treatment

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Before scaling and root planing treatment

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After treatment

Other Treatments

  • Oral irrigation after deep cleaning

  • Prescription mouthrinse

  • Antibiotics or other medicines

  • Additional home care in addition to daily brushing and flossing

  • Gum (periodontal) surgery

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Oral irrigation keeps your pockets clean after scaling and root planing.

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Mar 18, 2019 | Posted by in Dental Hygiene | Comments Off on Disease Treatment and Maintenance
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