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If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, your periodontist may suggest gum disease surgery as a form of gum disease treatment.

Periodontal surgery is used for treating gum disease only if and when your periodontist specialist ascertains that the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and there is no other means of reversing gum disease. Surgical cures for gum disease include pocket reduction, tissue regeneration, soft tissue graft and crown lengthening.

There are other non-surgical methods to treat gum disease such as an antibiotic for gum disease or medication for gum disease. To reverse gum disease, a periodontist may also choose to perform scaling and root planing which entails removing the plaque from and around the tooth and polishing the root surface. Curing gum disease may also be carried out though the use of dental implants.

Read on to learn more about how to get rid of gum disease through specific gum disease surgery procedures and natural treatments for gum disease.