How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?
One of the most important periodontal treatments is deep dental cleaning in the form of root scaling and planing, which is performed when periodontal disease has progressed, and we want to halt the progression. This type of dental cleaning is far more thorough than the standard routine teeth cleaning and may involve an ultrasound device to clean deep below the gum line.
Once the root scaling and planing is complete, we will usually put you on a schedule of periodontal maintenance cleanings, which replace your routine teeth cleanings.
For more advanced stages of periodontal disease, we may need to remove teeth to stabilize things. A special type of dental surgery called gum-graft surgery may be able to help repair gum tissue.
If periodontal disease is treated early on, then we can halt its progression, and health can return to the gums. For advanced stages of periodontal disease, some tooth and bone loss might not be reversible. However, we can restore the mouth with restorative dentistry technologies such as bone grafts and dental bridges to replace lost teeth.