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Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease in which the gums (the bone around the teeth and deeper supporting tissue) becomes inflamed and infected. It usually starts with plaque, a sticky white substance that covers the teeth. After eating, the bacteria in plaque release acids that attack tooth enamel.
Following are some effective treatments that periodontists use for the cure of gum diseases. The duration and type of the treatment for each gum disease is based on the stage, duration and overall health of the teeth. Different techniques like non-surgical and surgical therapies are involved to control the bacterial growth and restore supportive tissue.
Procedures involved in Non-surgical treatments
These procedures do not involve any type of complex surgical therapy. The periodontal health is achieved in a cost-effective and invasive manner. Non-surgical treatments include root planning, and scaling followed by some adjunctive therapy like host modulation and local deliver antimicrobials needed according to the type of case.
Professional cleaning treatment: In this process, a dentist tries to clean the tartar and plaque from the teeth. Plaque is a yellow color cover that hardens on the surface of teeth. A professional dentist can easily remove it from the bottom and upper line of teeth. Dentist usually recommends a professional dental cleaning for plaque removal twice a year.
Root planning and scaling: This is a non-surgical and deep- cleaning method performed by a local anesthetic. The benefits of having root planning treatment is that it scrapes away all tartar and plaque from teeth. Root planning usually smoothes the roots of the teeth and eliminates the chance of bacteria growth so that gums can strengthen their hold over the teeth. The needs of scaling and root planning are recommended when you usually have plaque and tartar over your teeth.