Non-Surgical Gum Therapy

Gum diseases can be easily ignored due to their slow progression and painless nature. But truth be told, most people have some kind of mild gum disease which silently survives.

Some common gum diseases are gingivitis, periodontitis or receding gums. Though mild in nature, these conditions are a clear sign of infected gums. This infection can spread to other parts of your teeth and cause rapid disintegration by destroying the support system of teeth in the jaw.

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that covers various types of gum diseases. Over the years, periodontists have linked gum diseases to various issues like stroke, diabetes and respiratory problems. But fact remains that most gum diseases are caused due to bad oral health and recurrent deposition of plaque. Aggressive brushing and flossing can also cause damage to perfectly healthy gums.

It is possible that in spite of your best efforts at oral hygiene, you may require more aggressive gum therapy. We may choose more aggressive therapies aimed at eliminating or reducing the amounts of bacterial poisons and plaque accumulating below the gum line, that even professional cleaning cannot remove. This involves curettage and root-planning and/or treatment with site specific administration of medications to the affected gums.

Make an appointment at Dr. Marc Weizenberg’s clinic for healthier gums.