Periodontal Disease: How to Treat it | West Palm Beach Dentist

If you are one of the many individuals out there suffering from periodontal disease, then you know how uncomfortable your mouth can be. With the inflammation and constant bleeding gums, it’s only right that you seek treatment. When going to the dentist, they will first classify your form of periodontal disease as mild, moderate, or severe.

Mild Periodontitis is treated with a thorough cleaning called scaling and root planning. Scaling removes plaque or calculus that has accumulated on the crowns of your teeth and slightly below the gum line. Root planning will remove plaque from the front of your teeth and smooth the roots of your teeth.

Moderate Periodontitis requires more than just scaling and root planning. Your dentist will process with scaling and root planning, followed by reshaping the gums to fit the teeth. All done through surgical procedures.

Severe Periodontitis will require immediate surgical intervention and antibiotics. At this stage, tooth loss is a major possibility and so the patient should seek immediate treatment.

Of course, the best thing to do when you have Periodontal Disease or if you even think that you have it, is to consult your dentist right away. They should tell you which form of treatment will be the most effective for you.

For more information about gum disease, gum disease prevention, and treatment options call Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at (561) 220-4808 or visit