Dental CT Scan We provide a routine oral examination along with intraoral camera to help you learn more about your teeth. Our CT scan / Orthopanthomograph will also help us Read More
At PIDC, a treatment for gingivitis and periodontitis will include oral hygiene instruction, scaling to clean every tooth surface above the gum and root planing for remove all the bacteria and tartar under the gum. Usually, we need 2-4 visits for treatment depends on the severity of the disease. In some area may need a small surgery for better access to clean, reshape the bone or bone grafting to restore a previous bone loss. However, The treatment is depend on the prognosis of the tooth. In many situation, extract the tooth and replace by dental implant is a better option.
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up and the bacteria infect not only your gums and teeth, but eventually the gum tissue and bone that support the teeth. This can cause them to become loose, fall out or have to be removed by a dentist.
Gum disease can occur at any age, but it is most common among adults. If detected in its early stages, gum disease can be reversed so see your dentist if you notice any of the following symptoms: