Periodontal Services

Periodontal Disease & Scaling and Root Planing

Periodontal disease is a serious condition that occurs when the gum tissues and the bone around teeth become infected. Also known as gum disease or periodontitis, this condition is marked by irritated gum tissue due to the presence of the bacteria found in plaque. If you notice that your gum tissue is swollen, red, and bleeding easily, it’s important to let us know right away.

If left untreated, the gums can separate from the teeth, causing spaces to form between the teeth and the gums along the gumline. The result is the deterioration of gum tissue and jawbone, leading to tooth loss. Scaling and root planing is a common treatment for periodontal disease, providing a deeper cleaning between compromised teeth and gums and helping prevent progression of periodontal disease.