Periodontal Maintenance Keeps Gum Disease from Spreading
People living with gum disease know that the key to halting the progress of this common condition is maintenance. With regular deep-cleaning appointments at Northside Dental, you can reduce the risks of gum disease such as the destruction of healthy tissues, tooth loss and bone loss.
Scaling and Root Planing Can Save Your Teeth and Restore Gum Tissue
A scaling and root planing procedure may be recommended to repair the progressive damage that has been caused by gum disease. During scaling and root planing, your dentist will open the periodontal pockets around the affected teeth and gums. Then, he will use specialized instruments, including a diode laser, to thoroughly sanitize the surfaces that have been harboring bacteria.
The goal of scaling and root planing is to encourage your body to naturally reduce the size of the periodontal pockets between the teeth and gums, thereby reducing the risk of gum disease advancement.