According to reports, nearly half of all American adults suffer from some form of gingivitis, and almost 1-in-4 have advanced periodontal disease. These are significant problems because the gums are a critical support structure for the teeth in addition. They are also crucial for protecting the underlying bone from destructive bacteria. We offer a range of options to treat periodontal gum disease at a professional dental office.
One of the most common treatments for gum disease is scaling and root planing. This teeth cleaning procedure consists of removing tartar and calculus from the teeth, both above and below the gum line. Using ultrasonic scalers and anesthetics as needed, the process can be completed very comfortably. Once the teeth are clean, the gums can reattach to tooth surfaces, closing the spaces where bacteria thrive.
If your gums are red, swollen or bleed easily, you need to schedule an exam with us, as these are all warning signs of periodontal gum disease. Dentists can offer treatment solutions to safely and effectively restore your gum health and protect your teeth.