What You Should Know About Scaling & Root Planing

Do I Need a Deep Cleaning? If you have gum disease, deep cleaning, which is also called scaling and root planing, may be recommended. This procedure helps treat gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease. Healthy gums fit snugly around the teeth, but those with periodontal disease have gums that are separating from the teeth. This causes periodontal... read more »

Fighting Gum Disease

Gum disease can have many causes, but the primary factor in gum disease is a buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. In reaction to the presence of plaque, your gums begin to swell, allowing more plaque to accumulate below the gumline, and raising the risk of infection. Brushing and flossing, along with regular visits to your dentist for... read more »

Gum Disease Treatment Options

Adults in America are greatly affected by gum disease. In most cases, the gum disease is mild. However, some cases are more severe. It’s important to treat gum disease early on. Otherwise it can progress and damage your gum tissue as well as cause tooth loss. By treating gum disease early on, you can reverse its effects and avoid it... read more »