Gum disease in Park Place Dentistry is treated with non-surgical treatment such as scaling and root planing and using ultrasonic instruments to remove tartar and smooth root surfaces, as well as removing toxins deposited by bacteria under the gums. Use of local antibiotics might be needed to control the infection in the periodontal pockets and reducing these pocket depths. Once scaling and root planing is completed, if pockets stay more than 3 mm, additional periodontal treatment from your Irvine dentist might be needed. Periodontitis will not go away by itself. Left untreated, surgery may be needed to save affected teeth. Genetics, smoking, and hormonal changes can adversely affect your gum condition or healing process. That is why it is important to call your Irvine dentist at the first signs of gum disease.
Please contact Park Place Dentistry to discuss the proper solution to your gum disease condition.