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Periodontal Treatment

Depending on how far the diseases have progressed, treatment can vary widely. In the early stages of gum disease, treatment may involve scaling and root planing. This means removing plaque and calculus in the pockets around the tooth and smoothing the root surfaces. Scaling and root planning helps rid the mouth of infection-causing bacteria beneath the gum line. This treatment can be done by your dentist, Hygienist or Dental Therapist.