Periodontal (Gum) Disease (cont.)
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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment
If the dentist diagnoses periodontal disease, the first treatment will probably include scaling and root planing. More than one visit may be needed for this treatment. Scaling removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line down to the bottom of each pocket.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Prevention
Regular visits to the dentist for cleaning and X-ray films helps prevent periodontal disease. Inform the dentist of any health problems or current medications being taken. Teeth do not have to be lost to periodontal disease. With proper care, a person's teeth should last a lifetime.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Picture
Medically reviewed by Kenneth Rotskoff, MD, DDS; Board Certified Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/31/2016
Todd C. Snyder, DDS
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