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If you’re a victim of gum disease and you’re curious to know if there are non-surgical treatments available for gum disease, our dedicated dental team is happy to tell you that there are! However, these treatments are only able to treat the early stages of gum disease. The non-surgical treatments available include:                       

Professional dental cleaning: A professional dental cleaning is not a treatment that is generally used to treat active gum disease. However, it is a treatment that is used if you are showing early signs of gum disease. In this case, you will need to receive a dental cleaning more than twice a year. During these appointments, your dentist will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline, which is beneficial because these two substances tend to create gum disease.

Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is a great non-surgical treatment that helps restore your oral health when you have fallen victim to the early stages of gum disease. This treatment involves your dentist scraping your teeth and removing the plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline. Then, he will smooth out the rough surfaces of your tooth roots to help the gums reattach to the teeth.

Now, if you’re a victim of the later stages of gum disease in Wilmington, North Carolina, there are surgical treatments that can help you restore your oral health. For information on those treatments, please call our office at 910-763-1072 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Cory Williams, as soon as possible if you are showing signs of gum disease. It’s important to get this dental issue treated as soon as possible!