Non-surgical periodontal treatment
At its earliest stages, you can reverse the early signs of gum disease quickly. The dentist will perform scaling and polishing to remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line and root surfaces. Special instruments such as ultrasonic scalers, hand scalers and other tools are used for root planing to remove tough tartar and bacterial deposits on the roots of the teeth, usually under local anaesthesia. Replacement of defective fillings or dental bridges is necessary to reduce the collection of plaque on the teeth. The dentist will suggest personalised oral hygiene instructions to achieve optimal dental health.