Health of the gums and supporting structures
Gum treatment, also known as periodontal treatment, is a type of dental treatment that focuses on the health of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Gum disease is a common problem that affects many people and if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other health problems.
The first step in gum treatment is usually a thorough cleaning of teeth and gums, called scaling and root planing. This process involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and smoothing out any rough spots on the roots of the teeth.
This helps to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease and promotes the healing of the gums.
In more sever cases of gum disease, additional treatment may be necessary. This can include surgery to remove infected tissue, bone grafting to replace lost bone, and the use of antibiotics to control bacterial infections.
It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, and visiting the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings to prevent gum disease and other dental problems.