Treating Gum Disease in Carmichael

Treating Gingivitis

If you are in the earliest stage of gum disease, gingivitis, a higher frequency of ordinary dental cleanings may be sufficient. By removing tartar before it has a chance to work deep beneath the gums, and through vigilant home care, the gaps between gum and tooth can be lessened.

Treating Periodontitis

Periodontitis will need deeper cleaning to get at plaque and tartar that has lodged itself deeper beneath the gums. By numbing the gums, this procedure will seem like a normal cleaning. Called dental scaling, this deep removal of tartar is designed to prevent future bone loss and degradation of the root by removing the deep plaque created by bacteria.

Using Perio Protect

Perio Protect can be used at all levels of gum disease treatment and is extremely effective when used in connection with other treatment methods. Perio Protect applies medication directly to your gums with customized trays. More information about Perio Protect for our Carmichael patients is available in the Perio Protect section of our website.

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