A gum disease treatment is something that your doctor will do in-office. It may involve minor surgery, the use of lasers or in-office 'deep cleanings'. The good news is that most people can improve their gum health at home and even avoid expensive treatments through good oral care maintenance at home. The bad news is that like an ostrich with its head buried in the sand, your unprotected end is exposed to whatever may happen next.
Just like teeth, gums react to the foods that we eat. Too much sweets is bad, too much fatty foods is bad, too much salty foods is bad, basically too much of everything is bad. Problem is, our teeth are tougher and so we only recognize trouble in our gums when it's too late. But perhaps the most disgusting habit to promote gum disease is smoking. It not only yellows our teeth, it also blackens gums and makes it susceptible to bacteria.
Many people do not consider the need of a periodontics' treatment to treat the malformation of the teeth. They only pay attention when the gums show a sign of disease or they are suffering from bleeding gums etc. It is very essential to be in close touch with both the dentist and the specialized periodontal expert in the field.
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AAP treatment guidelines state that the least invasive and most cost effective options should be used to achieve and maintain periodontal health. One non surgical treatment option that is both cost effective and less invasive is called scaling and root planning which is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins.
Periodontal Planing and Rooting. The dentists removes hard plaque from below the gum line on the teeth by scraping with a metal object or electronic instrument. Hardened plaque allows for toxin-producing bacteria to eat away at gum tissue and supporting bone structure. Laser Periodontal Surgery. This procedure may take up to 4 or 5 visits. It can be effective, but will cost considerably more.
Gum or periodontal disease is basically the inflammation and infection of the gums and there are several stages that if left untreated, will cause bone and tooth loss as well as the formation of gum pockets. Essentially, it is caused by the build up of plaque on the teeth which will eventually harden and become calculus
This is the professional level dental cleaning which you can get with every dental visit. Often this is not performed by your dentist himself, but by his staff like the dental hygienist. Plaque and tartar are removed.
Gingivitis or gum disease is totally preventable and the natural remedies for gum disease that we are considering in this article involve treatment for early stage osteoporosis of the jaw. The gums may be irritated, but the teeth are still firmly planted in their sockets. No bone or other tissue damage has occurred at this stage.