Treatment for gum disease is intended to stop and reverse the spread of infection, preventing further damage to the gums and bones of the mouth. Ideally, proper oral hygiene and flossing are the first defense against gum disease. However, in some cases medication and general dentistry intervention is necessary. Fluoridated toothpastes, mouthwash, and scaling and polishing are typically the next line of defense, before root planing or periodontal surgeries are considered.
Dr. Walford will carry out a comprehensive exam to determine the extent of the damage, before deciding on the best treatment for you. Any treatments that you do receive will be explained in detailing, so that you know what you need to do to ensure the disease is not able to spread. We have found, due to how we communicate with our customers, that gum disease rarely causes major issues. So long as you contact us as soon as you identify a problem, we can have your gums feeling better and healthier in no time.