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How we treat perio disease

How we treat periodontal disease

Gum disease is much easier to treat in its early stages. When the disease is more advanced treatment usually requires the help of a periodontal specialist.

Treatment involves thorough cleaning of the teeth during which we aim to remove the calculus (tartar) from above and below the gum line.

It’s usually carried out over several appointments; the number of visits you will need depends on how severe and extensive your condition is. If you have a more aggressive form of gum disease then you might also benefit from a short course of antibiotics after treatment.

After treatment your gums will become healthier which will help ensure you keep your teeth for longer. The improvements you see will depend on how extensive and aggressive your gum disease was to start with and how thorough your teeth cleaning regime becomes. For advice, talk to your Smilepod Dentist about the best methods for cleaning your teeth.

If your gums were swollen and often bled with brushing, these symptoms should improve after treatment. You may also notice your breath being a lot fresher.

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