Gum disease is very common and it affects over 50% of adults and can contribute negatively to your overall health.
There is good news! You can greatly reduce your risk for gum disease with proper oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, regular check ups, and professional cleanings every six months to a year.
The best way to save your gums and your oral health for those who already have been diagnosed is to seek immediate treatment.
The most common treatments are non-surgical treatments include the following:
Antibiotic Treatment-antibiotic use can help to control the bacterial infection caused by gum disease. These can be topical and oral.
Root Planing-smoothing the root surfaces to reduce or discourage further tartar buildup.
Scaling-this procedure removes the tartar and bacteria from underneath the gums and on the surface of the teeth.
In more advanced cases, surgical treatment may be needed.
For more information on gum disease and how to prevent or treat it, see your dentist regularly.