Treatment Of Gum Disease

Treatment Of Gum Disease

Gum disease leads to continued loss of support of the tooth due to which the affected teeth will become loose and may be lost. There are a variety of treatments for gum disease depending on the stage of disease, how you may have responded to earlier treatments, and your overall health.

A) Non-surgical Treatments for Gum Disease

This is a deep-cleaning, nonsurgical procedure, done under a local anesthetic, whereby plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line are scraped away (scaling) and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth (planing).

B) Surgical Treatments for Gum Disease

Some treatments for gum disease are surgical.
Some examples are:

During this procedure the gums are lifted back and the tarter is removed. In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. The gums are then placed so that the tissue fits snugly around the tooth.

 This procedure involves using fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone, or donated bone to replace bone destroyed by gum disease

This procedure reinforces thin gums or fills in places where gums have receded. Grafted tissue, most often taken from the roof of the mouth, is stitched in place, adding tissue to the affected area.

Performed when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed, this procedure stimulates bone and gum tissue growth.

Smoothes shallow craters in the bone due to moderate and advanced bone loss. Following flap surgery, the bone around the tooth is reshaped to decrease the craters. This makes it harder for bacteria to collect and grow.

In some patients, the nonsurgical procedure of scaling and root planing is all that is needed to treat gum diseases. Surgery is needed when the tissue around the teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with nonsurgical options.

Gum Disease Treatment: Preserving Oral Health with Precision

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can range from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. It affects not only your gums but also the supporting structures of your teeth. Our approach focuses on early diagnosis and tailored treatment plans to halt the progression of this condition.

Why Choose Phoenix Dent Care for Gum Disease Treatment:

  1. Expert Periodontists: Our experienced periodontal specialists have a deep understanding of gum disease and its treatment, ensuring you receive the best care possible.
  2. State-of-the-Art Techniques: We utilize the latest periodontal technology and minimally invasive procedures to address gum disease efficiently.
  3. Customized Care: Each treatment plan is personalized to your specific gum health needs, ensuring optimal results.
  4. Preventive Education: We provide guidance on maintaining healthy gums and preventing the recurrence of gum disease.


Frequently Asked Questions

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an inflammatory condition that affects the gums and, if left untreated, can lead to damage to the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth.
Gum disease is primarily caused by the buildup of plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—on teeth and gums. Poor oral hygiene, smoking, hormonal changes, certain illnesses, and genetic factors can contribute to the development of gum disease.
Common signs of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, and changes in the alignment of teeth. If you notice these symptoms, it’s essential to schedule a dental check-up at Phoenix Dent Care for an evaluation.
Yes, gum disease can be treated, especially in its early stages. The treatment typically involves professional dental cleanings, improved oral hygiene practices, and, in more advanced cases, scaling and root planing or other periodontal procedures.
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that involves removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline and smoothing the tooth roots to promote healing and prevent further bacterial buildup.

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