Reduce Bacteria, Restore Health
When the bacteria that cause gum disease are allowed to grow and thrive beneath the gumline, it causes the tissues to gradually pull away from the teeth, exposing more areas for infection to grow. To decrease the depths of periodontal pockets and restore oral health, we often perform scaling and root planing pocket reduction therapy. This non-surgical treatment is ideal for those with mild cases of gum disease and is compared to a deep cleaning.
Advantages of Pocket Reduction Therapy
- Removes plaque and tartar buildup
- Stops gum disease from progressing
- Prevents tooth loss and decay
- May eliminate bad breath caused by infection
- No invasive surgeries
Scaling and Root Planing Procedure
During the procedure, we thoroughly clean and remove plaque, bacteria and tartar that have attached to the teeth and root surfaces. The roots of the teeth are then smoothed which keeps bacteria from re-adhering below the gumline. Sometimes, an antibiotic agent is applied to enhance the results. Any symptoms of the disease such as red or swollen gums will soon subside.
Improve Your Health Today
Our experienced team of periodontists is dedicated to improving the health of your smile, which can lead to a healthier overall body. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease, contact us today for a personalized consultation.