If you are experiencing gum problems, you should visit us at Londonderry Family Dentistry. Our expert dentist, Dr. Jana Trnovsky, can provide you with complete Londonderry NH gum treatment to help your gums become healthy again.
If our dentist finds that you have gingivitis, an inflammation of your gums which can also be a precursor to gum disease, she will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. Gingivitis is generally caused by plaque that builds up at and below the gum line, and clauses gums to become inflamed. However, if our dentist discovers that deep pockets have formed between your teeth and gums, and that tartar, plaque, food debris and bacteria are gathering in these deep pockets, your diagnosis is mild to moderate gum disease. At this point, you will need to have gum therapy in order to help your gums to heal. When a patient has mild-to-moderate gum disease, they are usually treated with a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. During this Londonderry NH gum treatment, all materials are removed from the deep pockets and this should help the gums to heal. Our dentist may also provide antibiotic treatment to help treat any infection which may be present. Oral antibiotics may also be prescribed. During this treatment, the tooth roots are also planed so that it will be more difficult for plaque and tartar to stick to them. You will remain perfectly comfortable during this treatment due to our use of local anesthesia. This type of periodontal treatment is often extremely effective in helping gums return to a healthy condition. Sometimes this treatment will need to be repeated more than once in order to achieve the desired effect of healthy gums. If this treatment is not effective, you may need to have periodontal surgery to allow the deep pockets to heal.
For an appointment to see our top-notch dentist for Londonderry NH gum treatment, simply contact us today.