Gingival curettage eliminates bacteria and diseased tissue by removing the soft tissue lining of the periodontal pockets. This technique provides a deeper and more thorough cleaning.
Periodontal diseases include a large number of conditions with more or less serious consequences. The tartar plaque which is deposited insidiously causes a gingival recession in the long term, and finally a loosening of the gums. A real breeding ground for bacteria, tartar also causes various inconveniences such as dental abscess and chronic gingivitis.
Beyond the pain, chewing can become less effective, which in the end affects digestion and general health. At certain extremities, the dental surgeon, the stomatologist or the periodontist may be led to perform a dental curettage.
This in-depth cleaning takes place over several sessions of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and consists of eliminating bacteria and other impurities located between the teeth and the gum. Thus, curettage treats the disease from the tooth root, which explains the need for local anesthesia.
If the problem is treated early enough, dental curettage works! Free of bacteria and tartar plaque, the gum gradually returns to its place and recovers its functions.