Gum Disease Treatment
Non Surgical: Depending on the severity of the problem, mild and moderate cases can be treated with Scaling and Root Planing and Laser therapy painlessly. Local and systemic antibiotics, prescription mouth rinses are used as an adjunct, as well as nutritional supplements and addressing other factors for the individual patient, like, correcting the crowding that makes the cleaning easier, work on quitting smoking, improved hygiene, more frequent professional cleaning visits and so on.
Surgical: Sometimes surgery is implicated to decrease the pocket depth, so they can be cleaned easily, hence preventing the harboring of bacterial colonies. Regenerative techniques are required to restore the architecture of bone and gums. This is also accomplished with the Waterlase MD Laser and the Annopolis technique. Scaling and Root Planning (Deep Cleaning) Scaling and root planning removes plaque and tartar from below your gum line. This controls the growth of harmful bacteria. Because the procedure goes deeper than a regular cleaning your mouth may be numbed. It may take 1-2 appointments to complete. Scaling is a type of cleaning. It removes plaque and tartar from around and below the gum line.