Nonsurgical procedure of scaling and root planing can be all that is needed to treat gum diseases:
Extended Professional Cleanings: If the plaque and tartar build-up around your teeth and gums shows signs of gum disease, we may elect to recommend more than the standard two professional cleanings in a calendar year. This consistently extended approach to teeth cleaning is shown to significantly help lower the need for oral surgery.
Scaling and Root Planing: If the state of your gum line requires a deeper, more extensive cleaning, we may recommend scaling and root planing. This procedure is done under a local anesthetic and uses a smoothing technique to clear away bacteria from the teeth. This, in turn, provides a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth.
Surgery is needed when the tissue around the teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with the above nonsurgical options. Sol Dental offer multiple methods your of gumline repair if you require surgical attention: Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery, bone grafts, soft tissue grafts, guided tissue regeneration, and bone surgery.
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