"My smile is very important to me. I never really had huge issues with my teeth but I did have some spacing that I was not happy with. Deciding to get invisalign was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The hard part was finding a facility that would tend to my needs and make me feel at home. I researched for quite some time before actually picking a place, but I finally ended up choosing Luxury Dentistry.”
- Darween F.
A periodontal treatment will become successful through proper treatment and satisfactory oral hygiene. In extreme cases, patients end up suffering from permanent disfigurement. Reconstructive and plastic surgery will correct the disfigurements, but it is not possible in every case. Depending on the severity of the gum disease, the periodontal treatment varies greatly. Both non-surgical and surgical treatments are available to cure gum disease. The non-surgical treatments include scaling, root planning, and medications. Surgical treatments include flap surgery, bone grafting, soft tissue grafts, enamel matrix derivative application and guided tissue regeneration.
Non Surgical Treatments
Scaling and root planing in conjunction with Arestin, a prescription antibiotic, are treatments for gum disease at its early stages. Scaling includes removing tartar and bacteria from the gum line by scraping. The rough spots seen on the root of the tooth where germs assemble are removed by root planing. The tartar and plaque can be removed by using laser in certain cases. You may experience slight pain for about 48 hours after root planning treatment. These treatments are done in 3-4 visits keeping an interval of one week between the visits at our office located in New York.
Medications can also be used along with scaling and root planing treatments. Your dentist may advise you to use oral or topical medications for the control of bacterial infection. Usually, topical medications are used in the treatment of periodontitis. Insertion of floss, use of gels and mouth rinses that contain antibiotics to clean the teeth pockets will help you to reduce the disease to a great extent. In order to eliminate the bacteria completely, you will need to use oral antibiotics. Depending up on the progression of the gum disease, the periodontist may recommend that you undergo a surgical treatment.