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How is Gum Disease Treated?

The initial phase of treatment typically involves the optimization of your oral hygiene followed by scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a procedure which leads to the removal of infection-causing bacteria and irritants from the root surface. In more advanced cases a surgical approach may be required following the initial phase of therapy to decrease the pockets. The aim of the treatment is to stabilize the health of your gums so that you can maintain your teeth.