Gum Disease Treatment in Dubbo
What Are My Options
There are a number of conditions that can result from poor oral hygiene including gum disease. Unfortunately, gum disease is very common, and it’s thought that around 90% of the population will suffer from it, in some form or another during their lifetime. That’s the bad news…
The good news is that when it comes to gum disease treatment, Dubbo patients have several non-surgical and surgical options open to them, depending upon the degree of the problem.
Gum disease types:
• Acute Necrotising Ulcerative Gingivitis (Or ANUG for short)
Gingivitis and gum disease treatment
This is done using a scaling and polishing technique. Patients may also be given some antibiotics to stop any further inflammation and normally you would expect to see improved results within 10-14 days.
Gum disease treatment for periodontitis
To combat this, periodontal treatment in Dubbo can consist of several treatments. These include:
Non-surgical Scaling and Root Planing (SRP)
Scaling first removes any tartar build-up from teeth and root surfaces then planing is carried out to smooth away any rough surfaces on the tooth root where bacteria may otherwise hide. Treatment can take more than one visit and is often carried out chairside under a local anaesthetic.