If your gums are only mildly receded, your dentist may be able to treat your gums by a deep cleaning, also called tooth scaling and root planing. In this cleaning, tartar and plaque that have built up below the gum line is removed and the exposed root area is smoothed. If the pockets remain deep and inflamed after this treatment, surgery may be the only solution to put the gums back into place, securely around the tooth.
- Q What are the risks for developing periodontal disease in young women?
- Q What risk factors contribute to periodontal and heart disease?
- Q What is it when I have bleeding upon probing in my mouth?
- Q What can I do to manage my gum disease?
- Q When is surgery needed for gum disease?
- Q What causes loose teeth (tooth mobility) in women?