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Brian Kinsey DMD, Dentistry at Hamilton Mill

How is Periodontal Disease treated?

Periodontal (Gum) Disease can be treated in a variety of different ways depending on the severity and progression of the disease.  Dr. Kinsey would thoroughly evaluate the health of the gums and bone supporting the teeth using several diagnostic methods including measurements as well as x-ray analysis.  Based on the diagnosis, gum disease may be treated in one of the following ways:

  • change in home care habits and recommendations of cleaning devices such as a Sonicare toothbrush or a Waterpik water flosser
  • increased frequency of  professional hygiene therapy
  • professional cleaning with through medicinal irrigation under the gums
  • prescription rinses to be used at home
  • prescription antibiotics and antifungals
  • deep cleaning - scaling and root planing (non surgical)
  • referral to a gum specialist (Periodontist) for further evaluation
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