Treatment of Periodontal (Gum) Disease
No one likes to think that their smile may not be at its best, but the truth is that occasionally gum disease will strike. Gum disease, or periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums, bone and supporting tissues of the teeth.
Symptoms of infection may include:
- Loose tooth
- Tooth loss, depending on the stage of the disease and individual immune responses
In cases of gum disease, the staff at ASK Dental clinic will perform a thorough periodontal examination plus a X-ray film examination in order to completely and thoroughly diagnose the extent of the disease.
A dental professional will remove plaque through a deep-cleaning method called scaling and root planning. This will be complemented by an application of antibiotics on the gum surface, and sometimes gum surgery may be required. Some teeth that have severe alveolar bone loss may need to be extracted. In some cases, patients will be referred to a periodontal specialist for further treatment.
ASK Dental professionals will provide comprehensive patient education and instruction on oral hygiene will be included during the gum disease treatment period, so that patients can prevent further gum disease by maintaining optimal daily oral hygiene. Proper oral hygiene is essential in preventing further gum disease and improving treatment result. Regular monitoring after treatment is crucial to ensure that progress is being made.
Don't wait another day, treat or prevent gum disease today and smile with confidence.