The stage and severity of your periodontal disease will determine the course of treatment. Because plaque buildup is what leads to gum disease it is the first hurdle in the fight to contain the deterioration. Your dentist will most likely recommend a dental procedure known as scaling and root planing.
When plaque is left to collect on the teeth it hardens into a substance called calculus, otherwise known as tartar, which can only be removed with professional dental tools. The scaling and planing procedure will most likely be done by the hygienist in your dentist’s office. It usually requires two or three sessions with a local anesthetic applied to make everybody more comfortable. A follow up appointment will be scheduled for a month or so after treatment to evaluate the effect. Most patients will benefit from more frequent cleanings for a complete restoration of healthy gums.
After a planing and root scaling procedure you may experience some tenderness and slight bleeding in the area. It may be painful to chew crispy or crunchy foods, so a soft foods only diet will be recommended. Future maintenance is essential to the continued health of your gums. You will need to adhere to a regimen of good habits like brushing and flossing on a daily basis and seeing your dentist at regular intervals.
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