No Need to be Scared of Gum Surgery

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non-surgical gum treatmentIf you frequently suffer from gum problems but are afraid of a gum surgery, don’t worry. There are treatments for gum diseases that don’t involve a surgery.  Especially, if you go to a holistic dentist, he or she will treat your gum problem without a surgical procedure.

Treatment of gum diseases depend on a variety of factors like the stage of the disease, your response to earlier treatments and your general health.

Treatments for gum diseases range from non-surgical ones which involve mainly controlling bacterial growth to surgical procedures to revive the supportive tissues.

Non-surgical Treatments of Gum Problems

Dental Cleaning – At the time of a typical dental checkup, your dental healthcare provider removes plaque and tartar from above and under the gum line of teeth. Tartar is the plaque that builds up and gets toughened on the surface of the teeth. It can be removed only with professional cleaning. If your gums are showing any signs of disease the dentist recommends profession cleaning of teeth, more than two times in a year.

Scaling and Root Planing – This too is a non-surgical procedure, which involves deep cleaning and is done under a local anesthesia, due to which plaque and tartar from above and under the gum line are scuffed away. This is called scaling. The procedure in which rough spots on teeth are smoothened is called planing. Planing of rough spots on teeth clears bacteria and offers a clean surface to facilitate gums to reattach to the teeth. These two procedures are done when your dentist thinks that your teeth have accumulated plaque and calculus under the gums, which need to be eliminated. Calculus is the other name for tartar.  

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