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What’s the best way to deal with periodontal disease? Answer: prevent it. While there are several methods to treat periodontal disease, doing all you can to avoid it is the best course of action. (And our office can work with even the most advanced gum disease.) Here are a few things that you should know about gum disease and how it is treated.

There are several types and levels of periodontal disease. The first level is referred to as gingivitis and it entails light to moderate swelling and redness of the gums. Chronic periodontitis and aggressive periodontitis are respectively further developments of the disease. Periodontitis, followed by necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis, abscesses of the periodontium and combined periodontic-endodontic incisions are advanced progressions of periodontal disease and necessitate professional service.

Processing for periodontal disease can be performed by a dentist, an oral hygienist or a periodontist. Treatment includes both alternatives that are surgical and those that are non-surgical, and non-surgical options include antibiotic prescription, root planing and scaling, also known as the removal of tartar from the chompers and under the gums. For extra grave types of gum disease, surgery may be needed.

If you are troubled about gum disease, please reach out to us at 530-885-0953 now. Dr. Sean P Avera and the whole team at Sean P Avera DDS Inc. are committed to your health, and they’ll aid you by doing what they can to resolve your concerns. Feel free to pencil in your next appointment with them on the 530-885-0953 or at their Auburn, California, office.