To treat periodontal gum disease, we’ll first chart the extent of the disease on our computer program through measuring the amount of bone loss, reaching a diagnosis on your oral health. A suitable treatment plan will then be created, which will be explained fully to the patient, as well as outlining the importance of good oral care at home.
Initial treatment will usually involve ‘scaling and root planning’ under local anaesthetic, cleaning the tooth and gum structure to remove any toxins and bacteria. The clean surface will then hopefully encourage the gum to reattach to the root surface, forming a seal.
A review of the treatment will follow during a separate appointment around three to four months afterwards. It should be noted that the ongoing success of the treatment depends heavily on the patient maintaining good oral hygiene at home.