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Periodontal Treatment


Conventional “periodontal treatment” is the “all in one” treatment. X-rays are taken, and the condition of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth is evaluated. Treatment consists of manual scaling and root planning and may be accompanied by sonic or ultrasonic instruments. Finally, the teeth are polished, it must be maintained by going to the dentist.

Manual root scaling and planning are the longest-used versions to remove the calculus, biofilm, or tartar that creates periodontal disease. Metallic instruments called curettes are used, which scrape the roots of the teeth, and with these the calculus that is below the gums. This treatment will always require the use of anesthesia and can be used on all teeth or just one.

Both treatments deserve that dentists make a good diagnosis to the patient and after treatment teach them to brush their teeth in a better way.

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