The first step in treating periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is often non-surgical periodontal therapy, also called scaling and root planning or deep cleaning. Plaque and tartar can build up below your gum line and cause inflamation of the gums. This inflamation can break down and destroy the bone in your tooth roots that supports your teeth. This, in turn, creates deeper pockets that encourage the growth of more harmful bacteria.
Pocket Depth Reduction
When the pockets around your teeth become too deep to clean with daily brushing and flossing, it can lead to a buildup of bacteria and increase risk of periodontal disease. In this procedure, the existing bacteria are removed, and the pocket sizes are reduced to prevent further damage.
Our office prides itself on providing deep cleanings without significant discomfort to our patients. Our hygienists are highly trained and extremely gentle!
Find out more about scaling and root planing by reading our non-surgical periodontal treatment page. And let us help you resolve your dental issues. Just call our office or request an appointment online.