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Gum Disease Treatment

Globally, periodontal disease is the primary cause of tooth loss. However, the good news is that prevention and early intervention are the best ways to treat gum disease. Consistent preventative care and professional cleanings significantly reduce the need for gum treatment.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

You may need to see a dentist for gum disease treatment if you’re experiencing signs of:

During your examination, we will use diagnostic X-rays and specialized tools to measure the attachment levels of your gum and bone tissues around each tooth. Depending on the extent of structural loss or detachment observed, your gum health will fall into one of the following categories: healthy gums, gingivitis, or mild, moderate, or severe periodontal disease.
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Gingivitis Treatment

Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease, and fortunately, it is fully reversible if detected early enough. Minor symptoms of irritation and redness are typical in cases of gingivitis. However, with proper oral hygiene practices and regular professional cleanings, most instances of gingivitis can be reversed within two weeks.

Periodontal Therapy

If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into periodontal disease, wherein the soft tissues surrounding the teeth become infected and start to detach from the root surfaces. This is followed by bone shrinkage, and deep pockets form between the gums and teeth where detachment has occurred • As the periodontal pockets become deeper, the risk of tooth loss increases. • Through various therapy options, we can combat and heal gum infections and maintain bone integrity to preserve your teeth and overall oral health.

Some Treatment Options:


Regular six-month cleanings aim to prevent the onset of gum disease. However, in cases where there is heavy tartar buildup and gum pocketing, a series of deep cleanings may be necessary to remove the bacteria responsible for the infection. Most deep cleanings are scheduled over two or more appointments to ensure optimal comfort, as we numb the affected teeth.
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Periodontal Maintenance

After stabilizing your periodontal infection, it’s recommended to schedule maintenance cleanings every 3-4 months to prevent relapse and avoid further bone or tooth loss.

Frequently Asked Questions ?

Collaborate with our dentist to develop a customized oral hygiene plan and a series of professional cleanings to eliminate the bacteria causing your gum infection.

In most cases, gingivitis occurs due to inadequate oral hygiene, particularly insufficient brushing and flossing along the gumline.

Gingivitis refers to the inflammation of the gums (gingivae) around the teeth, often resulting from the accumulation of bacterial plaque in the area.