Gum Disease Treatment
If we diagnose you with gum disease, it’s important to treat you as soon as possible. The stage of you have will determine what treatment we give you.
If you’re in the early stage of gum disease, you most likely have gingivitis. Dr. Clancy will recommend a root planing and scaling to remove the plaque and tartar from underneath the gum line. We may also put antibiotic solution underneath your gums if your disease is bad enough.
Once the gum disease progresses to a further stage, the treatments become more intense. The next step is a flap surgery or pocket reduction surgery where we lift back your gums to remove tartar. We then place the gums over the teeth where they should rest to protect your tooth best.
When gum disease takes over, it may also affect your bone density in your jaw. To prevent your teeth from falling out, we may need to give you a bone graft to restore lost bone mass.
If you also experience receding gums, we will need to give you a gum graft to restore your gums back to their original position.
Every patient is different. Depending on how far your gum disease has progressed will determine your treatment. Our ultimate goal is to remove the bacteria and tartar from underneath your gums and restore your gums back to their original position. If you show any signs or symptoms, it’s important to visit us for a treatment as soon as possible. Without treatment, tooth loss becomes a possibility.