Treatment of gum disease varies with the severity. If caught in the very early stages of inflammation (gingivitis), one or two dental cleanings by Dr. Buttaro should abort the progress and get your gums healthy again.
If the inflammation has slightly advanced to into gum disease, a deeper cleaning – scaling and root planning – is necessary. This process calls for numbing your gums to remove tartar and plaque above and below the gum line. Dr. Buttaro may also be advise you to use medicated mouth rinses and electric tooth brushes to promote healing and contain infection.
After the scaling and root planning, if your pockets do not heal, periodontal surgery may be required.