Nearly half of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. In fact, you could even have it right now and not realize it! The disease often develops silently during the early stages, and it’s only once it reaches its most serious form – periodontitis – that you’ll start noticing the most severe symptoms, which could easily include tooth loss. Visiting Dr. Hegazi for regular dental checkups will make it more likely that gum disease will be caught earlier, so we can treat it long before permanent damage is done with advanced gum disease treatment in Hingham, MA.
You can consider scaling and root planing to be a special kind of dental cleaning – one that allows us to hone in on the gum line and the tooth roots, where the bacteria that cause gum disease accumulate. After removing plaque and tartar from the space between the teeth and gums, we’ll smooth out the roots of the teeth. A smooth surface will make it easier for gums to reattach to the roots, and it will make it harder for plaque to build up in that area again.
Gum disease can be extremely hard to treat because the bacteria that causes it hides within the deep pockets of the gums that your toothbrush and even our team can’t fully clean. With PerioProtect, you’ll wear a custom mouth tray filled with medication, and when you put it on at home, the medicine will be able to reach those small spaces and kill the bacteria causing the infection.