How is periodontal disease treated?

Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning)

Subgingival scaling cleans below the gum. Root planing smooths the tooth root.

Periodontal Surgery

Presurgical bony defect. Flap incision accesses bone.
Bone in contoured. Gum is sutured.
Gum healed in new position.

Following Gum Treatment

Once your gum disease has been treated, you must be diligent in your maintenance program. You must brush and floss daily and see your dentist for regular cleanings. Usually, you will need to have your teeth cleaned every three months. If you do not do these things, it is likely your gum disease will return.