Treatment can vary from simple scaling and root planning to surgical treatment or gingival recontouring, depending on the severity of the case.
The first stage in cases of periodontal disease is to undertake a thorough examination of the condition of your mouth. This involves taking measurements around each tooth, to determine the severity of the disease.
In severe cases, you may be prescribed a Full Mouth Disinfection, which usually involves two or more long appointments with the dental hygienist to thoroughly eradicate all deposits of plaque and calculus from around your teeth, flushing out the 'pockets' with chlorhexidine (antibacterial rinse) and cleansing all the tooth and root surfaces of infection. This, along with instruction in the optimum techniques for home oral care, provide a foundation for a healthy mouth, which will be regularly monitored by the dental team.