When it comes to the most wallet-friendly and least invasive treatment for periodontal issues, non-surgical gum treatment is the best option. Though it has some limitations, this technique is often successful for the average patient and also requires less time in the dentist’s chair.
Non-surgical protocols include scaling and root planing, or in other words, removing as much tartar as possible from deep periodontal pockets and smoothing the teeth. This is also known as a deep cleaning.
Beyond this treatment, another non-surgical method is tray delivery systems. Special trays are designed to fit your mouth perfectly by making impressions of your teeth. Then you use these trays to apply medications from the comfort of your own home. During an exam, Dr. Christensen will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of the various gum treatment options, as well as answer any questions you may have.