Periodontal treatment is the area of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. Gum and bone health is an integral component of healthy teeth. Gingivitis and periodontitis are demonstrated by bleeding gums, boneloss, and mobile teeth. When this occurs a deep cleaning, called a Scaling and Root Planing, are sometimes necessary to return your teeth, bone and gums to proper health.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planingare a more in-depth, thorough cleaning treatment recommended for patients who may be suffering from periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, this type of gum infection is caused by bacteria and plaque forming on your teeth over time and causing inflammation. While serious, periodontal disease is treatable. However, it can lead to bone or tooth loss if not treated quickly.request an appointment