How to Treat Gum Disease

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You’ve probably heard of gum disease, and you may even know what you should do to prevent the problem. For instance, you probably know that if you keep up your oral care, you’ll be much more likely to avoid gum disease altogether. However, as you probably know, gum disease can lead to a number of serious issues.

Fortunately, if you do have gum disease, there are a few things you can still do. For example, depending on the severity of your case, our dentist could simply recommend better at-home cleanings. Similarly, we may recommend using taking medications, if your case is severe enough.

However, another option you may need to consider is gingival surgery, which is sometimes known as gum grafting. Though this treatment is rare, it can be useful if you infections and bacteria have damaged your gums.

Gingival surgery, or gum grafting, can help you deal with damaged gums by replacing them with healthy gums. However, please note that you may need pain medication after your treatment. Also, please remember to keep your mouth as clean as possible after this treatment. You see, if you don’t keep the surgical site clean, you could have to deal with an infection.

Fortunately, if you have gum disease, you probably won’t need gum grafts. In fact, our team will usually be able to provide you with a more common solution. If you are worried about the health of your mouth, please don’t hesitate to give Fine Periodontics a call at 864-299-5900. Dr. Norman B. Fine and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.