Options for Treating Gum Disease

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Periodontal disease is a chronic gum infection that can lead to significant damage to surrounding teeth and gums if not promptly addressed. Our dentist in NoHo will examine your teeth, gums and bone structure to determine the extent of the infection before recommending a treatment plan.

Common options for treating gum disease include:

1. Deep cleaning
Also called a scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning is needed to remove the buildup of bacteria above and below your gum line, so that your gums can heal.

2. Antimicrobial treatment
Antibiotic fibers or antimicrobial mouthwashes can help combat the infection and eliminate unwanted oral bacteria. These may be used with a deep cleaning or treated separately depending on your needs.

3. Surgery
Gum grafts, bone grafts, guided tissue regeneration, pocket reduction surgery and other procedures can help rebuild damaged tissues and stop the progression of the disease.

Finding the right treatment option is critical in stabilizing your gum health and stopping the spread of the infection. If you have any signs of gum disease, including bleeding when brushing or flossing, chronic bad breath or gum recession, we can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in periodontal treatments in North Hollywood.

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