Gum disease is fairly common – especially if a patient neglects their routine dental cleanings. One of the most common forms of gum disease is gingivitis; a bacterial plaque that can quickly build up in the gaps that exist between your teeth and gums. If you develop gum disease and it’s not addressed promptly, the bacteria will produce toxins to the rest of the human body. Your teeth and gums will also drastically inflate, over time.
If you require aggressive gum therapy, we can help! Our team will work with you and find a treatment that best suits your needs. When you arrive for your appointment, we will conduct a periodontal screening and examination; this is where we will assess how we can efficiently eliminate or reduce the amount of bacterial poison and plaque that has gathered below the gum line. When our assessment is complete, we will then move onto a treatment plan.
Two common treatments for gum disease are curettage and root-planning. Both of these involve site specific administration of medications to the affected gum area(s). Curettage is the debridement of the soft tissue lining around the tooth; the tissue, which is chronically irritated by bacteria deep below the visible gum-line, will be removed so that proper healing can occur. Meanwhile, Root-Planning is the removal and smoothing of root surface tissue. This process will ensure that you have a clean and un-infected surface for future soft tissue.