According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the country experiences the effects of gum disease. If you have symptoms such as bleeding and tender gums, gum recession, or chronic bad breath, it’s vital to have a checkup completed to make sure that these aren’t the early signs of gum disease. The sooner we’re able to diagnose and treat this issue, the higher our chances of reversing the effects and preserving your gums and oral health.
Scaling and root planing is a two-step procedure where we attempt to reverse the effects of gum disease and restore the health of your smile. During the scaling process, we’ll remove all bacteria and tartar buildup above and below the gumline. This will control the accumulation of harmful oral bacteria and help your immune system fight off the infection. Next is the root planing process, where we’ll smooth out the roots of your teeth, which will allow your gums to healthily reattach.