I do hope you have found our posts on gum disease helpful?
We have so far looked at ‘how you can tell if your gums are healthy’, as well as, ‘who can get gum disease’.
Am sure you might have been asking ‘so how then can gum disease be treated?’
Well, we finally get to answer that question in today’s blog. How exciting!
What Does Gum Treatment Involve?
The aim of treatment is to reduce bacteria around the teeth and prevent the disease from getting worse.
Generally, though, treatment cannot replace the support your teeth have already lost. The treatment of gum disease is a combination of a significant amount of home care in
addition to some treatment offered by your dentist and hygienist.
Treatment are as follows:
1) Being taught the best methods to clean the teeth and gums to remove plaque. Gum treatment will only work if you clean the teeth at least twice a day to an extremely
2) You need to clean daily between the teeth twice daily with interdental brushes or floss if the gaps between the teeth are too tight for interdental brushes.
3) You should use a small headed toothbrush preferably an electric toothbrush which your dentist can recommend to you.
4) Arrange visits with your dentist or hygienist to remove the tartar above gum level.
5) Bacteria below gum level will need to be removed by the dentist or hygienist via a deep clean (periodontal treatment). You can ask for an injection to numb the gums to make the procedure more comfortable for you.
6) Mouthwashes can help with a mild form of the disease but unfortunately it can mask a more severe form of the disease.
The most effective way to control the disease is via mechanical removal of plaque.