How Scaling And Root Planing Protects Gums

What will it take to make sure your gums recover from gingivitis? Good hygiene efforts fight the bacteria that can gather under our periodontal tissues and create problems for our health. To make sure harmful microbes are removed from your roots, our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can bring you in for a scaling and root planing. This is more advanced than a standard dental cleaning, as it removes bacteria from spaces that are not cleaned during a typical preventive appointment. For patients who have a history of problems with gum disease, we may recommend beginning supportive periodontal maintenance, an ongoing series of cleanings that take the place of general dental visits.

How Worried Should I Be If I Have Problems With Gum Disease?

If you have issues with your gum health, take them seriously. When an infection is not managed properly, the complications can include gum recession, tooth loss, and even threats to your general health like an increased risk for heart disease! Your general dentist can provide timely warnings about the signs of gingivitis, the first stage of an infection. However, when problems progress further, they can make managing the issue more difficult. For people who have active concerns about periodontal disease or a history of trouble managing their periodontal health, we can provide different services. One form of preventive care that we can recommend is scaling and root planing, which will remove bacteria responsible for an infection from the roots of your teeth.

Scheduling Your Scaling And Root Planing

Scaling and root planing removes bacteria that are already present on the roots of your teeth and creating problems for the health of your gums. This requires greater access than the kind of dental cleaning that is provided during a general dental exam. Reaching these spaces can make this procedure one that takes more time and causes more discomfort. For patients who have a difficult time with dental services, we can offer sedation during periodontal care to make a procedure easier.

Taking More Advanced Steps To Fight Periodontal Problems

Through a diagnostic review of your gums, we can see just how far your infection has progressed, and from there we can look at what your options are for care. That can mean taking on an advanced infection with periodontal lasers, or it can mean the recommendation of more holistic treatments like ozone therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy.

Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontal Practice Can Support Your Health With A Scaling And Root Planing

By providing scaling and root planing services, we can remove harmful microbes that have gathered on your roots and created problems for your health. If you would like to find out more, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.