In the early stages of gum disease, the gums bleed on brushing and may appear puffy and swollen. Most treatment involves a special cleaning process called scaling and root planning, which removes plaque and tartar/calculus around the tooth and smoothen the root surfaces of the teeth.
Early gum disease is called gingivitis. Scaling and root planning with proper daily cleaning will achieve a good result.
Advanced cases are called Periodontists, which is generally more severe than gingivitis, may require more complex treatment over a period of time requiring several visits.
Gum disease treatment does not end in your dentist’s chair. Following the procedure, maintenance should be done at home. Proper oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing or using interdental brushes of the appropriate size regularly, combined with regular dental visits, will reduce the incidence of gum disease advancing thus avoiding tooth loss if abated early. At Jags Dental we can make all the necessary recommendations on how to treat this disease.
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