Gum treatment refers to the various procedures and interventions aimed at diagnosing, preventing, and treating gum diseases that affect the teeth’s supporting structures, such as the gums, periodontal ligament, and jawbone. They are performed by professionals, such as periodontists or general dentists with expertise in gum health.
Common components of gum treatment:
Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)
Antibiotics and Medications
When does one need gum treatment?
Here are some indications that a person needs gum disease treatment:
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What are the advantages of gum disease treatment?
Gum treatment helps stop the progression of gum disease, preventing further damage to the gums, periodontal ligaments, and jawbone. By addressing the underlying infection and inflammation, gum treatment promotes healing and stabilizes the condition.
Gum recession and gum disease can expose the sensitive tooth roots, leading to increased sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet stimuli. Gum treatment, such as periodontal grafting can reduce tooth sensitivity.
Gum treatment helps preserve the integrity of the teeth’s supporting structures, including the gums, periodontal ligaments, and jawbone. This helps maintain a strong foundation for the teeth, ensuring their stability and function.