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Periodontitis Treatment: Healing Gum Disease

Posted on 10/24/2022 by Dr. Boustany
Periodontitis is an oral disease that will result in tooth loss if not treated. This blog post will discuss some of the most successful treatments for advanced periodontal disease. We will also cover the symptoms and causes of periodontitis and ways to prevent it. If you think you may have periodontitis, consult a doctor today. Treatment With Antibiotics Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to help control the infection associated with periodontitis. These medications can be given orally or applied directly to the gums. For example, minocycline and doxycycline are two types of antibiotics that may be used to treat periodontitis. Minocycline can be taken as a pill, while doxycycline is typically given as a gel applied to the gums. Treatment With Scaling and Root Planing Scaling is the process of eliminating tartar (calculus) above and below the gums. Root planing will eliminate spots on the tooth root where germs can hide. These procedures are usually done with an ultrasonic scaler or hand instruments. Localized versions of these procedures may be used if you have periodontitis in only a few areas. After the tartar is removed, your periodontist will work on smoothing out your tooth root to help remove bacteria and give your gum tissue a chance to heal. This process is called root planing. Treatment With Surgery Periodontitis surgery is a last resort for treating periodontitis. This surgery involves cleaning out the infected tissue and bone around your teeth. It's done under local anesthesia, which numbs the area being treated. The dentist will make minor cuts in your gum tissue to remove the diseased tissue and bone. They may also place a graft of healthy tissue over any exposed tooth root areas. Visit our website or give us a call today to learn more about how our team can help you achieve optimum oral health. If you are dealing with periodontitis, also known as gum disease, you know that it is a severe condition that needs to be treated immediately....
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