Gum disease progresses quite gradually. Many patients may not even recognize any symptoms! If overlooked, gum disease can develop into much graver issues, such as the loss of a tooth. Gum disease can occur even to patients who are floss and brush regularly, which is a superb reason to schedule frequent dental check-ups.
Gum Disease Treatments
Should your dentist identify the existence of gum disease, Dr. Martin Sterling & Associates will collaborate with you to establish a suitable course of treatment. Dependent on the inflictions' degree of severity, more advanced procedures, aimed at repairing the tooth underneath the gum line may become necessary. For instance, if there is a considerable accumulation of bacteria or plaque buildup beneath the gum line, Dr. Martin Sterling & Associates may recommend having specialized medications application to the infected location, or additional treatments like curettage or root-planing.
If your gum disease has advanced to a point that it is affecting your oral health below the gum line, our dental practitioners
may urge you to a consult with a periodontist (gum disease-related) for surgery. For aggressive cases of gum disease, surgery may prove to provide the optimal prognosis, allowing for the gum and bone to fully heal.