Gum / Periodontal Treatment
The main cause of periodontitis (gum disease) is plaque, which is a bacterial biofilm. The aim of treatment is to remove this plaque and prevent it from returning. Your prognosis, treatment success, and ultimately keeping your teeth will all depend upon your ability to do this and improving your brushing and flossing. This is true whatever the stage of your disease.
You play the most important part in gum treatment, as you are responsible for removing all plaque above the gum margin with your toothbrush and other cleaning aids. The dentist will help, by reducing plaque retentive factors that cause plaque to build up making it easier for you to keep your teeth clean, monitoring your gum treatment, progress and performing any necessary treatment to remove plaque and build up under the gum line.
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