Periodontal Treatments

1.   Scaling and Root Planing: 

   Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is a non-surgical periodontal treatment to address gum disease. It involves removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline (scaling) and smoothing the tooth roots to promote gum reattachment and prevent further bacterial buildup (root planing).


2.   Periodontal Maintenance: 

   Periodontal maintenance is an ongoing follow-up treatment for individuals who have undergone scaling and root planing or other periodontal interventions. Regular maintenance visits involve thorough cleanings, gum assessments, and personalized oral hygiene instructions to manage and prevent gum disease.


3.   Gum Grafting: 

   Gum grafting is a surgical procedure used to treat receding gums. During the procedure, tissue is taken from another area of the mouth or a donor source and grafted onto the affected areas, covering exposed tooth roots and preventing further gum recession.


4.   Periodontal Surgery: 

   Periodontal surgery may be recommended for advanced cases of gum disease or specific gum-related issues. Procedures can include pocket reduction surgery to reduce the depth of gum pockets, crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth's surface, and other surgical interventions to enhance gum health.


Periodontal treatments are essential for maintaining gum health, preventing gum disease progression, and addressing issues related to the supporting structures of the teeth. These interventions contribute to overall oral health and the longevity of your natural teeth.


Healing times vary, but it typically takes a few weeks. Follow post-extraction care instructions provided by your dentist to promote optimal healing.

Stick to soft, cool foods initially, gradually progressing to a normal diet. Avoid hot or spicy foods, and refrain from using a straw, as suction can disrupt the healing process.

Over-the-counter pain relievers and applying an ice pack to the affected area can help alleviate discomfort. Follow your dentist's recommendations for pain management.

Mild oozing is common initially. Bite on a gauze pad provided by your dentist to control bleeding. If bleeding persists, contact your dentist for guidance.

Resume gentle brushing and flossing in the surrounding areas 24 hours after extraction. Be cautious around the extraction site to avoid irritation.

Yes, it's common to feel drowsy or disoriented for a few hours after dental anesthesia. Avoid operating heavy machinery or making important decisions during this time.

Common side effects include temporary numbness, dizziness, or nausea. Serious complications are rare but can include allergic reactions. Inform your dentist of any concerns or unusual reactions

The duration of dental anesthesia varies depending on the type used. Local anesthesia typically lasts a few hours, while general anesthesia can have lingering effects for several hours after the procedure.

Your dentist will provide specific instructions regarding fasting before the procedure. Generally, it's recommended to avoid eating or drinking for a certain period before anesthesia to reduce the risk of complications.

Amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of metals, including mercury, while composite fillings are tooth-colored and composed of a resin material. The choice between them depends on factors like location, size of the cavity, and aesthetic preferences.

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