Gum disease is relatively simple to treat in the early stages. At Ambler Dental Care in Horsham, PA, we are prepared to treat it and restore your oral health. Early-stage gum disease can usually be reversed by a thorough therapeutic cleaning of the teeth and gums. Additionally, special mouthwash or toothpaste may be prescribed to help the healing process. From that point, meticulous oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist and hygienist should keep the disease from returning.
When gum disease has advanced, more extensive treatment may be required. Treatment for advanced stages of the disease will depend on the extent of the problem and severity of the infection. Treatments can range anywhere from in-depth cleaning and infection control to surgery. Removal of tartar from the teeth and food debris from pockets formed between teeth and gums is critical for healing.