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If you ever contract gum disease – from the mild gingivitis to full-on periodontitis – you need to have it treated quickly. If you put off treatment, you risk losing teeth, infecting your gums further, and even developing infections in your jaw bone.

However, gum disease treatment is effective. Today, we’re going to look at what treatment involves. You’ll also learn when you’ll need to look at gum disease treatment options.

Treatment options
When you visit with a dentist, you’ll spend a good chunk of the first appointment going over treatment options. In some cases, you don’t have many choices. If your condition isn’t terribly serious, you might have more wiggle room. Either way, Dr. Robert Horowitz can help you make the right choice on treatment.

What are they?
Some treatment options include root canals, dental implants, crowns, bridges, bone grafts, and surgery. Each treatment is designed to mitigate a certain stage of gum disease. For example, if you have gingivitis you can have the tartar which caused it scraped from your teeth. That gets rid of the bacteria which caused the infection.

Other situations, where you have severe tooth decay, will likely require root canals. At that point you’ll have to start looking at different tooth replacement options.

When do I need treatment?
The moment you notice anything is wrong, you need to come see the team here at Robert A. Horowitz, DDS in Scarsdale, New York. Any indication of infection in your mouth is good reason to come see us.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 914-529-4136.