How We Treat Gum Disease
The first stage of treatment will involve a review of your current oral hygiene techniques. It will be important that you have the right tools and techniques to effectively remove dental plaque. This forms an essential first step in establishing and maintaining the long-term health of your teeth and gums.
The treatment of gum disease involves the removal of plaque and calculus from the teeth, both above and below the gum line. This can be achieved with or without surgical treatment.
In line with research findings, many forms of gum disease may be treated without surgery. This is usually the first line of treatment. Non-surgical treatment generally involves numbing of the area and removal of the plaque and calculus above and below the gum line. This is referred to as scaling and root planing.
In many patients, non-surgical treatment will be all that is required to manage their periodontal disease. However, surgical treatment may also be required in more advanced cases. Periodontal surgery may improve access to difficult-to-reach bacteria and can also help to improve the underlying anatomy or help regenerate lost bone.
Regardless of whether non-surgical or surgical treatment is received, it is absolutely essential that long-term professional maintenance care be received.
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When individuals seek professional periodontal disease treatments, Melbourne patients have turned to Kew Periodontics and Dental Implants for almost 20 years.
To learn more about our available periodontal disease treatments, Melbourne patients are encouraged to call 03 9853 7700 and speak with one of our friendly treatment co-ordinators.