Scaling & Root Planing: Non-Surgical Treatment of Gum Disease
Get treated for Gum Disease before it causes permanent damage to your beautiful smile
Maintaining optimal oral health is an important part of having a healthy body. At Advanced Dental and Implant Center, we give our patient tips and care to help them avoid gum disease. For those who are currently suffering from gum disease, we offer a number of effective treatment options at our Orange Park, FL clinic.
With our trusted solutions for gum disease treatment, we assure to return your healthy smile back. To know more about the treatment options or to schedule a consultation with Dr.Strout, contact Advanced Dental and Implant Center today.
Scaling and Root Planing: Effective treatments for gum disease
Scaling is a non-surgical procedure that cleans away tartar and plaque. The root planing technique smoothens out rough spots on the roots of the tooth. In combination, these techniques allow for effective cleaning of tartar deposits from below the gum line and also reduce the depths of the periodontal pockets. Use of ultrasonic scalers and other specialized instruments enables our dental experts to gently and effectively clean the oral cavity and promote reattachment of the gum tissue with the surface of the tooth.
Causes of Gum Disease
A number of people have no idea that they may be suffering from gum disease, because it progresses with time. Our mouth has over 600 types of bacteria, some of which are harmful and others are not. Oral particles, saliva and bacteria together form a sticky white film of plaque, which hardens into tartar if it is not cleaned daily.
Buildup of tartar, plaque and bacteria is the beginning of gum disease. It generally starts with inflammation, tenderness and bleeding in the gums.
The inflammation may surround the tooth in the progressing stages, leading to periodontal pockets due to the gums pulling away. If not treated in time, this could lead to tooth loss.
Gum Disease: Prevention
One should brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily. Regular visits to your Orange Park, FL dentist for oral examinations and cleanings are also a must. People who have diabetes, those who smoke, take medication for reduced saliva production, or females with major hormonal changes are more susceptible to develop gum disease and should therefore, take extra precaution.