Periodontics focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the gums, and the structures that help support the teeth. Considering that periodontitis (sever gum disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss, disease-free gums are crucial for good oral health. It's important to recognize early stages of gum inflammation before the case gets out of hand.
Depending on the severity of the case, these treatments may be recommended to restore good oral health:
· Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning)
· Laser treatments
· Regenerative procedures
· Gum graft surgery
· Dental crown lengthening or implants