Non-Surgical Treatment for Gum Disease

November 26th, 2014 → 3:45 pm @

When treating gum disease, there are a couple options that are considered to be non-surgical. The first choice is to schedule an appointment with a dentist for a deep cleaning. The dental hygienist will use professional tools to scrape plaque and tartar away from the gum line. Typically, cleanings are needed only twice per year, but are recommended more often for those with gum disease. Another non-surgical option is scaling and root planing. This is usually done if the dentist wants to remove plaque and tartar that are in hard to reach areas, like under the gums. Patients will usually be put under a local anesthetic while the dentist scrapes away plaque and tartar, and smoothes over rough surfaces on the tooth root.

There’s no reason to put off important dental care to treat gum disease. Dr. Seidler is licensed and trained in sedation dentistry procedures that will help put you at ease during your visit. We are located near Orlando in Sanford, Florida. For more information on sedation practices or non-surgical gum treatment, call Sanford Dental Excellence today at (407) 268-6409.

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