Scaling and root planing is a common treatment for gum disease. Our dentist begins by removing the diseased tissue, tartar, and plaque from the tooth’s surface and below the gum line. The root of the tooth may need to be planed and smoothed in order to allow gum tissue to heal properly.
The ravages of gum disease are best prevented by early detection and proper dental hygiene. Brushing your teeth twice a day helps to remove the thin layer of bacteria that release dangerous toxins into your mouth. Flossing is also important to keep your mouth clean. In addition, using a mouth rinse considerably reduces the microbial count in your saliva. Finally, maintaining a balanced diet and scheduling regular dental appointments help to stem the advance of gum disease and keep you healthy and smiling.
To learn more and to schedule your next visit, we welcome you to contact our office today!