Gum Disease: Protection and Treatment Solutions

Periodontal (or gum) disease is actually a very common disease. It impacts almost 50% of adults and it not only affects your dental health, it can also take a toll on your general health and wellness.

Luckily, there is some good news! With effective dental habits, including regular brushing and flossing, and routine professional cleanings, you can dramatically reduce your likelihood of periodontal disease.

When it comes to individuals who already have been diagnosed, treatment is the best method to save your gums and dental health.

 

Some of the popular treatments for gum disease are non-surgical and include the following:

 

Scaling - This particular process gets rid of the tartar and bacteria from under the gums and on the surface of the teeth

 

Root Planing - Smoothing the root surfaces to reduce or prevent more tartar accumulation

 

 

Antibiotic Treatment - Antibiotics can help to manage the bacterial infection caused by periodontal disease

 

For more serious circumstances, surgical treatment may possibly be needed.

 

Are you concerned about gum disease?

 

If you are concerned about the health of your gums or want to find out how to keep them healthy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Florian in North Royalton, OH.

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