If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, there are several ways to treat this problem so that you can once again have a healthy mouth. Getting regular cleanings can go a long way toward making sure you don’t ever have to deal with this issue again. Here are just a few of your possible options.
This is a procedure that cleans your mouth thoroughly, getting rid of plaque and tartar. You will be given a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable while a dental professional strips away plaque and tartar from your gums. If you have any rough areas in the roots of your teeth, they will be smoothed over. This removes bacteria and gives your gums a chance to reattach themselves to your teeth.
In some instances, antibiotics will be administered to make sure new bacteria don’t damage your gums. Some antibiotics are available in the form of a mouth rinse, while others come in the form of a chip filled with antimicrobial gel. This chip slowly releases medication over a period of about a week.
There are some cases of severe gum disease that need to be addressed through surgery. Your dentist will thoroughly explain all of your alternatives and give you a clear idea of what to expect.
The experts at Caribbean Dental have the tools and experience to successfully treat your gum disease. We will get your mouth as healthy as possible, helping improve your quality of life in the process. Give us a call at (915) 308-1089 or contact us online to set an appointment.