Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that needs to be prevented at all costs. However, sometimes the disease takes hold of your smile when you hardly notice. If this is the case for you, then our Christiansburg Dental team strongly recommends calling our office at 540-257-6995 and scheduling an appointment with us as soon as possible.
Some non-surgical treatments for gum disease include:
-Professional dental cleaning: A professional dental cleaning is not a treatment that is generally used to treat active gum disease. However, it is a treatment that is used if you are showing early signs of gum disease. In this case, you will need to receive a dental cleaning more than twice a year. During these appointments, your dentist will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline, which is beneficial because these two substances tend to create gum disease.
-Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is a beneficial treatment that is used to treat the early stages of gum disease. During this treatment, your dentist will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline and they will also smooth out the rough surfaces of your tooth root. Smoothing the root will help the gums reattach to the tooth. Your dentist will also medicate the gum pockets to promote healing.
If you are interested in knowing more about gum disease treatments in Christiansburg, Virginia, please call our office and talk to a member of our team. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can!