Better Dental Care Can Avoid the Need for Gum Surgery
If you have just been diagnosed with gum disease, you may be worried about the treatments facing you, especially if you have done some research on the Internet and read about gum surgery or other quite invasive techniques. The good news is if your dental disease has been caught early on, it’s likely that it can be managed through better dental care and additional cleanings at your dental office. Studies show that after 5 years, 4 out of 5 patients with gum disease who received the additional cleanings recommended by their dentist did not require gum surgery.
If your gum disease is extensive your best dentist may recommend you visit a periodontist, as these are dentists who have received extensive training in dealing with periodontal disease, and they are familiar with the latest techniques in diagnosing and treating the dental disease. All dentists will ensure that you receive the least invasive treatment, and that it’s the most cost effective.
Scaling and root planing is a highly effective treatment for a lot of patients, and many who receive this dental care treatment do not require any further active treatment. However they are likely to require ongoing maintenance to ensure gum health is fully restored. Gum surgery is only needed in the most severe cases, and is necessary when the gum tissue around the teeth is so unhealthy that it cannot be repaired without surgical treatment.
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