Gum disease is not fun. Advanced gum disease—periodontitis—affects nearly half of Americans over 30 years old. If left untreated, this can lead to tooth loss. If your gums have been acting up, it may be time to get periodontal treatment. Here at Viscount Dental Associates, we offer periodontal treatment to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Deep cleaning is often the first step in periodontal treatment. Known as scaling and root planing, this deep cleaning removes mouth’s plaque. During the scaling process, your dentist will basically scrape away tartar from the gum line. Afterward, root planing will remove rough areas where germs will gather. This will help remove bacteria and cease them from contributing to the gum disease. There are also laser removal procedures that can remove plaque and tartar.