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Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate your situation and recommend the appropriate treatment.
If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended with instructions of improving your regular oral home care.

If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planning (deep cleaning) will be recommended.

The most important preventative treatment that you and your family can do on your own is to brush and floss twice a day and have regular dental exams every 6 months.

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