Periodontics in Beaumont
What Is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Chronic bad breath
Red, swollen, tender gums
Eventual tooth loss
Scaling & Root Planing
Prevention is easy, but for the majority of Americans suffering from gum disease, we urge every patient not to wait to seek treatment. We will evaluate the condition and recommend the best option to return the gums back to their optimal health. Most cases of gum disease are best treated with scaling and root planing procedures.
Scaling and root planing is like a deep cleaning for the teeth and gums. It’s a non-surgical, two-pronged approach that thoroughly removes the plaque, tartar and bacteria causing the inflammation.
The first step is to have the teeth scaled—a process that involves removing plaque and tartar from the tooth and just below the gumline. Then, root planing further decreases inflammation with a special tool that reaches far below the gumline to remove harmful material from the surface of the root.