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The Basics of Gum Disease

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If the condition has been left too long without treatment and the damage too extensive, surgery may be necessary. Surgery options include: pocket reduction, regeneration of hard and soft tissues (bone and gum), crown lengthening, soft tissue grafting, and implant placement (where teeth have already been lost).

As in every case, do not decide on treatment by yourself. Discuss your symptoms and all aspects of your oral and general health with your dentist. He/she will help you decide which treatment is right for you depending on your particular needs and the extent of your problems.

(source: http://www.perio.org)

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EmpowHER Guest

Hi Darlene,Your article is very interesting.I ve undergone a root planning treatment long ago.But i found in the following link that there are many more treatments coming out for the purpose of serving gum diseases.May be you could see the link below,
Thanks for sharing great information.

August 12, 2009 - 12:19am
HERWriter (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you. I will look that information up. That's one of the great things about a network like this. Without really knowing we end up expounding on someone else's information, or we can link people with new information.

August 12, 2009 - 4:32am
EmpowHER Guest

I found your article interesting and very informative. I have found some interesting information on the subject of Gum dieses at www.americasholisticdentist.com

August 4, 2009 - 12:29pm
HERWriter (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you. These are by no means the only treatments available. They are just the more conventional dental treatments. I will be examining some of these surgeries in more detail in future articles.

August 4, 2009 - 12:49pm
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