Gum disease treatment is the supportive treatment for removing the plaque and calculus from the tooth’s root surface below the gum line. Plaque bacteria and calculus (tartar) can constantly build up around the neck of your teeth in sulcus, so regular dental cleaning (scale and polishing) is recommended to prevent the bacterial infection of the gums.
Gum disease is the infection of gum tissue. It begins from gingival sulcus inflammation (Gingivitis) as tooth brushing won’t be able to reach into the sulcus.
Gingivitis is painless and therefore easily ignored by many people. If left untreated the problem usually progresses into periodontal disease. When periodontal diseaseoccurs, infected gums begin to recede because of bone resorption and the tooth loosens. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, further surgical gum disease treatment may be recommended by the dentist.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums when brushing
- Red or swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
If so, it’s likely that you need to make an appointment with your dentist for a scale and polishing or gum disease treatment (subgingival scaling or surgical intervention) for your teeth.