Brushing, flossing and professional cleaning help remove the plaque that eventually causes gum disease.
Plaque and tarter are scraped off the tooths crown and roots. Scaling is usually performed with root planing.
The Rough surfaces of the root are smoothed, allowing the gum to heal The procedure may take several appointments.
1. The gum is lifted from the tooth and bone so infection can be removed. The infected bone may also be reshaped.
2. After surgery, the gum is repositioned and sutured to hold it in place until it heals.
1.In some cases destroyed tissue between teeth or roots can be partially regenerated.
2.Once the damaged area is prepared and special membranes are inserted, new tissue can grow over a period of weeks and months
FACT: Three out of four people have periodontal disease.
STAGES OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Sign and symptoms:
Gums have healthy pink color
Gum line hugs teeth tightly
Signs and symptoms:
Gums bleed easily when you brush or when probed gently during examination
Gums are inflamed and sensitive to touch
Possible bad breath and bad taste
Gums between teeth may look bluish – red in color
Signs and Symptoms:
Gums may begin to pull away from teeth
Bleeding, puffiness and inflammation are more pronounced
Bad breathe, bad taste
Slight loss of bone