Did you know that almost 50% of United States adults have experienced gum disease?
Not only does this disease affect your oral health, it can also harm your overall health.
As we discussed in our previous blog, the best way of fighting gum disease is through regular dental visits and proper at-home dental hygiene. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, the best option is to visit the dentist and have it treated immediately.
Common treatments are non-surgical and include:
- Root Planing – This process smooths the root surfaces in order to make it more difficult for future tartar buildup.
- Scaling – Scaling involves cleaning underneath the gums, which is not done during a routine teeth cleaning. This is done in order to remove all the tartar from your gums.
- Antibiotic Treatment – Antibiotics can help control the infection that is caused by gum disease.
- For more advanced gum disease cases, surgical treatment may be necessary.