What is the treatment for periodontitis?

The periodontal treatment can vary depending on how far the disease has progressed. So after the initial periodontal examination, your periodontist will work with you to determine the best treatment option to bring back the periodontal health in your mouth.

In most cases the periodontal treatment starts with proper oral hygiene instructions and a special  "cleaning" of the roots that is called scaling and root planing.  In some cases there might be need for a surgical approach in certain areas of the mouth.

After the fulfilment of the periodontal therapy amd in order to maintain the periodontal health that has been achieved, the periodontist will regularly re-evaluate your gums. At these re-evaluation visits your mouth will be examined for signs of new disease and the new calculus and plaque that have built up  will be removed.