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. Both surgical and non-surgical options are available depending on what your dentist recommends. Let’s take a look at the different options available for gum disease treatment in Palm Beach Gardens.
Professional dental cleaning – During a typical checkup your dentist or dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line of all teeth. If you have some signs of gum disease, your dentist may recommend professional dental cleaning more than twice-a-year.
Scaling and root planning – 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 and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth.
Bone grafts – This procedure involves using fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone, or donated bone to replace bone destroyed by gum disease. The grafts serve as a platform for the regrowth of bone, which restores stability to teeth.
Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery – During this procedure the gums are lifted back and the tarter is removed. The gums are then placed so that the tissue fits snugly around the tooth.
Are You Looking for Gum Disease Treatment in Palm Beach Gardens?
No matter what stage your gum disease is at, we have the treatment option available for you. Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule an appointment.