Prevent Tooth Loss Caused by Gum Disease with Scaling and Root Planing
Avoiding treatment for periodontal (gum) disease can increase your risk of tooth loss. The ongoing damage caused by gum disease can be reduced with scaling and root planing.
Oral bacteria multiply within the hardened plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth and within the pockets between your teeth and gums. Scaling and root planing provides a deep cleaning that reaches into the vulnerable areas below your gum line.
Your daily brushing and flossing are vital but cannot effectively remove plaque and tartar in your gum tissue pockets. Scaling and root planing is a professional procedure that removes the hardened build-up, eliminates bacteria, and helps prevent gum disease from progressing.
Contact our Falmouth and Yarmouth dental office about your gum disease symptoms and gum related issues. Schedule an examination to discuss treatment solutions including scaling and root planing.