Gum disease can be caused by a number of different things. Poor dental hygiene, lifestyle choices, hormonal changes and genetics can all play a role. But the No. 1 cause of gum disease is the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth, both above and below the gumline. Our dentist can improve your oral health by treating gum disease. There are two steps:
These treatments can be separated into two visits or several appointments. In most cases, the treatments can be done without any anesthetic, but if you are concerned about discomfort, talk to our team about using a local anesthetic during your visit. We are committed to making your treatment as comfortable as possible.
When necessary, scaling and root planing can be combined with other periodontal treatments, including antibiotic treatments, to help restore your smile. If you have noticed the early signs of gum disease or are concerned about your oral health, contact our office for your appointment with our dentist.