In the case of mild/moderate periodontal problems, the focus of the dentist will be on curing the underlying bacterial infection and then providing advice on the most appropriate home cleaning methods.
Sometimes a deep scaling is needed to remove the bacterial plaque and calculus (tartar) from the teeth and tissues. Where periodontal disease is advanced and the jawbone has regressed significantly, more intensive cleaning may be recommended and loose teeth that cannot be saved will be removed.
Because periodontal disease is progressive, it is essential to remove the bacteria and calculi build up to halt the spread of the infection.
We will be happy to advise you on effective cleaning methods and treatment options.
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