Periodontal disease impacts the majority of patients and is a major contributing factor to premature tooth loss. Our doctors will regularly check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease. Healthy gums are the foundation for stable teeth.
- Scaling and root planing
When a regular cleaning will not completely disinfect the tooth surface and gums, a “deeper” cleaning needs to be performed under local anesthesia. This will be completed in two visits and we recommend that these patients return for recall exams more frequently. Advanced cases will be completed in coordination with a periodontist (gum specialist).