The main aim of treatment is to clean out bacteria from the pockets around the teeth and prevent further destruction of bone and tissue.
Good oral hygiene
Regular brushing with a soft brush and fluoride toothpaste can help prevent gum disease.
Good oral hygiene should be followed daily, even if the teeth and gums are healthy, to prevent infection.
Proper dental care involves brushing teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day. If there is enough space between the teeth, an interdental brush is recommended.
Soft-picks can be used when the space between the teeth is smaller. Patients with arthritis and others with dexterity problems may find that using an electric toothbrush is better for a thorough cleaning.
Periodontitis is a chronic, or long-term, inflammatory disease. If good oral hygiene is not maintained, it will recur.
Scaling and cleaning
It is important to remove plaque and calculus to restore periodontal health.
A healthcare professional will carry out scaling and debridement to clean below the gumline.
A number of medicated mouthwashes and other treatments are available.
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