How Does Gum Disease Happen?
Gum disease can happen when plaque and bacteria build up on your teeth and gums. The plaque build-up can cause inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and other health problems.
How Does Dr. Maulla Treat Gingivitis?
If you have gingivitis, your dentist will likely perform professional teeth cleaning. You will also need to practice good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing regularly. You may also need to use a mouthwash or dental irrigator. If you don’t improve your oral hygiene habits, gingivitis may progress to periodontitis.
How Does Dr. Maulla Treat Periodontitis?
Dr. Maulla can perform periodontal cleaning (scaling and root planing). Scaling and root planing is a procedure where the dentist scrapes off the plaque and tartar from your teeth and roots. He will also smooth out any rough areas on the roots of your teeth. This can help prevent further damage to your gums and teeth. You may also need to take antibiotics to clear up any infection. You will need to practice good oral hygiene habits and see your dentist regularly for checkups.