Periodontal (Gum) Disease (cont.)
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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Medical 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/9/2012
Terry K. Carstensen, DO
William R. Fraser, DO
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