Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Dr.Vice will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment.
If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings.
If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. Medications, special medicated mouth rinses, and an electric or ultrasonic tooth brush may be recommended to help control infection and healing.
If healing, after scaling and root planing,has not been satisfactory, periodontal surgery may be needed to. Dr.Vice may also recommend that you see a Periodontist (specialist of the gums and supporting bone).