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Treatment For Gums

Treatment For Gums

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What is Treatment For Gums?

Gum disease is one of the most common dental disorders, affecting almost half of all people over the age of 30. Because it is so prevalent, treatment for gum disease is important and helps to improve the health of the gums and teeth. Gum disease often occurs due to improper brushing and flossing and failing to visit the dentist for long periods of time. As the disease itself progresses, pockets will form around each tooth, allowing plaque and bacteria to become lodged in these tight areas and making it difficult to keep your gums clean.

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Why is Treatment For Gums needed?

If left untreated, your gum disease can and will lead to the eventual loss of tooth and bone. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss worldwide. As the disease progresses, the gums continually pull away from the teeth and the infection deteriorates the underlying bone. This causes the teeth to become loose to the point where they eventually fall out.

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Who might require Treatment For Gums?

Whether you have gingivitis or gum disease, treatment is important and incredibly necessary. If untreated, gingivitis can progress to gum disease to where further treatment is needed. Gum disease can be treated so that it does not get worse, which can save your teeth and underlying bone. We offer several different gum treatment options for periodontal disease.

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What can you expect with Gum Treatment?

One of the most common periodontal treatments available and used is a scaling and root planing. Often called a deep cleaning, the scaling and root planing is performed by a hygienist who works deep in the gum pockets to clear away plaque and debris. Along with these deep cleanings, we offer both pocket reduction surgery as well as bone grafting to help rebuild lost bone in the jaw area. We will conduct an examination to determine which treatment is best suited to your needs.

If you have gum disease or gingivitis and are ready to take charge of your oral health, we’ll be happy to hear from you and can help in answering your questions.