Early on, when redness, swelling, and bleeding are the only symptoms, we can manage and reverse gum disease non-surgically. Regular check-ups significantly increase your potential for early detection and conservative treatment.
An intensive cleaning will eliminate tartar, bacteria, and debris from underneath the gum line. The root of your affected tooth or teeth will also be planed to prevent bacteria from accumulating in the future.
If gum disease progresses without intervention, a patient may need surgery to remediate the disease and restore the mouth to good oral health. Typical procedures that periodontists may perform include pocket depth reduction, bone or tissue regeneration, crown lengthening, and soft tissue grafts.
The use of antibiotics can aid in halting the production of more bacteria. Mouth rinses, topical ointments, and gel inserts may be able to decrease your risk of recurring infections.