Both gingivitis and periodontitis are treatable. However, treatment options for periodontitis are directly correlated to how advanced the condition is. We explain below:
Gingivitis is treated easily and with good results. Your oral health practitioner will ensure that your teeth are free from tartar. After the treatment, you will required to clean thoroughly everyday along with regular flossing. This will ensure that your gums stay firm and healthy. In the case of periodontitis, deposits from pockets around the affected teeth will need to be removed by scaling and root planing.
Both gingivitis and periodontitis tend to recur if you go back to your old teeth cleaning and oral health maintenance habits. It is essential that you brush your teeth thoroughly and adopt the flossing technique that you have been shown. This will ensure that you keep your gum related problems away.