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Eating a balanced diet is important
Avoiding tobacco is also important in preventing gum disease
The early stages of gingivitis are reversible
Sometimes all it takes are more regular cleanings
Big pockets require an extensive treatment
Treatment may require multiple visits
We use a scale remover to clean the gums
This will remove the plaque and tartar from your periodontal pockets
A local anesthetic will reduce any discomfort
We will smooth the dental root surface
This will allow to the gums to heal
It will also make more difficult for the plaque to accumulate again
Warm salt water rinses reduce the puffiness
Antibacterial rinses can reduce the puffiness
Anti-inflammatory medications will ease discomfort