Millions of Americans suffer from gum disease, and many individuals don’t even know they have it. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Oftentimes, the symptoms of gingivitis can be reversed with better dental hygiene habits at home and regular cleanings. However, if the infection is left untreated, more substantial treatment is required. At Grand Dental – Lake Zurich, we offer deep cleanings for healthier gums with scaling and root planing from our in-house periodontist. Contact our office today if you are experiencing any signs of gum disease.
The only way to know for certain if you need scaling and root planing in Lake Zurich is to be evaluated by our in-house periodontist. Once we’ve examined the health of your gums and determined that gum disease is present, we will recommend treatment based on the severity of the infection. The most common signs that scaling and root planing are needed include:
Scaling and root planing is also known as a deep cleaning. We will begin by using specialized tools to remove accumulated plaque and tartar around the teeth. Then, we will clean out the gum pockets. This part of the procedure is called scaling. Next, we will begin root planing by smoothing out the roots of the teeth. This will make it harder for bacteria to adhere to them and reinfect the area. It will also encourage the gums to reattach to the teeth for further protection.
When scaling and root planing is performed by a trusted and experienced periodontist, patients can expect to enjoy these benefits of scaling and root planing: