Periodontics Gum Care
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. At the onset, gingivitis can cause mild bleeding and swollen gums. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious problems like receding gums and a tooth loss condition.
Extreme cases of gum diseases have even been linked to serious medical conditions like diabetes, heart attack and stroke. The severe form of gingivitis – when the bacteria reach deep below the gum line and attack the bone and tissues – is known as periodontitis.
If you have already been diagnosed with periodontal disease, do not worry. There are many treatment options available to deal with your problem – including preventive and non-surgical means.
While scaling involves removing the plaque and tartar from the gum line, root planing helps to smoothen out the rough bacteria-infested spots of the root itself. Both scaling and root planing are essential for the removal of plaque or calculus from your teeth that are responsible for the inflammation.
Such deep cleaning methods are usually sufficient enough to treat mild to moderate cases of gum disease while making sure that the inflammation does not occur again.