Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal (gum) disease develops when the pocket between the tooth and gums is irritated by plaque, bacteria and calculus. As this collects, sometimes deep into the pocket of the tooth, it becomes difficult to maintain proper cleaning of this area at home. We have the ability to perform a “deep cleaning” or scaling and root planing of these hard to reach areas, which prevents progression of the disease. Scaling and root planing is generally performed over multiple appointments and is combined with 3 month recare/periodontal maintenance appointments until we are certain that your gums are healthy and stable.