Gum, or periodontal, treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of your problem. We will evaluate the progression of any gum problems you may have and recommend the appropriate treatment. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings.
Non-surgical therapy removes plaque and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria and by treating conditions that encourage gum disease. This type of treatment may be all that's needed, especially when periodontal disease is caught early. You may also need to have certain procedures, such as replacing worn fillings or crowns with overhanging margins that can accumulate plaque, taken care of before periodontal therapy can begin.