Gum disease is prevented through good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. Once periodontal disease, dedication to an excellent oral hygiene regimen will help heal the infection and restore oral health. In some cases, antibiotics may be required to help speed the healing process.
Once gum recession is present, there are a variety of options for treatment including scaling, the process of removing harmful deposits from tooth and root surfaces. Root planing can also be used to smooth the surface of the root. Grafting of soft tissues can help to restore root coverage and re-establish sufficient gum tissues to prevent further recession.