There are several gum treatments. The type of treatment is determined by the gum score (DPSI score). The dental hygienist determines this during the oral examination.
There are two different types of gum treatment:
Inflamed gums (gingivitis) is an inflammation of the gum line. This results in a gum score of 1 or 2. With scores 1 and 2, the dental hygienist will clean your gums by means of a professional dental cleaning.
Failure to treat this inflammation means it can spread to the jaw bone. This results in a score of 3-, 3+ or 4. With this score, the jaw bone can break off and teeth can become loose and lost. This we call advanced gingivitis (periodontitis). The dental hygienist will thoroughly clean the root surfaces per tooth or molar.