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What’s the best way to deal with gum disease? Answer: prevent it. While there are many ways to treat periodontal disease, doing all you can to prevent it is the best course of action (and our office can care for even the most advanced gum disease). Here are a few things that you should be aware of about gum disease and how it is treated.

There are several types and levels of gum disease. The first level is defined as gingivitis and involves light to moderate swelling and redness of the gums. Chronic periodontitis and aggressive periodontitis are advanced developments of the ailment. Periodontitis, followed by necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis, abscesses of the periodontium and combined periodontic-endodontic cuts are advanced progressions of gum disease and require professional treatment.

Servicing for gum disease can be performed by a dentist, a dental hygienist or a periodontist. Treatment includes both options that are surgical and those that are non-surgical, and non-surgical options include antibiotic prescription, root planing and scaling, also known as the removal of tartar from the chompers and underneath the gums. For extra grave forms of periodontal disease, surgery might be needed.

If you are troubled about gum disease, please get in contact with us at 407-378-0877 now. Dr. Mendro and our whole staff at Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants are committed to your health, and we’ll aid you by doing what we can to resolve your concerns. Feel free to pencil in your next appointment with us on the 407-378-0877 or at our Ocoee, FL, office today!