Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected. This early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. If gingivitis isn't treated, a condition called periodontitis can develop. Periodontitis affects the gums and jaw bones leading to tooth loss.
Persistent Bad breath,
Red swollen gums,
Tender or bleeding gums,
Receding gums or longer appearing teeth.
Scaling means removing the plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. Root planing gets rid of rough spots on the tooth root and helps remove bacteria that contribute to the disease. Pocket depth reduction Surgery Your dentist may perform this surgery to remove tartar deposits in deep pockets . This surgery involves lifting back the gums and removing the tartar. The gums are then sutured back in place so that the tissue fits snugly around the tooth again. Bone and Tissue Grafts Grafting is a way to replace or encourage new growth of bone or gum tissue destroyed by periodontitis. In this procedure tissue regeneration is done by inserting a small piece of mesh-like fabric is inserted between the bone and gum tissue to allow the regrowth of bone. Ask your dentist what the level of success might be in your particular case.
Brushing your mouth after every meal.