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Treatment Options for Periodontitis

Posted on 9/19/2022 by Ronald Watkins
Treatment Options for PeriodontitisIf you are diagnosed with periodontitis, you are likely looking for treatment options. This gum disease can be severe if left untreated, so it is essential to seek help as soon as possible. This page will discuss the different treatment options available for periodontitis. We will also provide tips on improving your oral health and reducing your risk of developing this condition.

Treatment With Antibiotics

Bacteria cause periodontics in plaque, a sticky film that constantly forms on your teeth. When these bacteria are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bones that support your teeth. Antibiotics can be used to eliminate the infection and help prevent further damage. A few different types of antibiotics can be used to treat periodontitis. Your dentist or periodontist will choose the best one for you based on your infection's severity and overall health.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is when a dentist or oral hygienist removes plaque and tartar (calculus) from your teeth. Root planing is a process where your dentist or dental hygienist smooths out the rough spots on the roots of your teeth. Scaling and root planing can usually be done in one or two visits to the dentist. Scaling and root planing will remove bacteria and toxins from your teeth and gums.


Severe periodontics will cause the teeth to loosen and eventually fall out. Surgery may be needed to save the teeth if this is the case. The form of surgery will depend on the severity of the periodontitis. Flap surgery is a common type of surgery used to treat periodontitis. This surgery involves lifting the gum tissue and scrubbing away the tartar buildup. Bone and tissue grafting may also be needed to help regenerate any bone or tissue lost due to periodontitis.

Contact our dental clinic for more information on available treatment options. Our dental clinic offers a variety of treatment options for periodontitis, depending on the severity of your condition.
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