Periodontal therapy is the care and treatment of your gums. Healthy gums and general dentistry are essential to an attractive smile and healthy mouth. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, must be treated early and thoroughly to prevent the spread of infection and the bacteria that cause it.
Periodontal therapy includes deep cleaning, root scaling and planing that removes plaque and bacteria and protects the surface and roots of your teeth.
Gum infection puts your whole mouth, and even the rest of your body, at risk of disease and infection. Did you know that gum disease has been linked to stroke, type 2 diabetes and pregnancy risks?
Effective treatment of gum infection requires getting into the areas around the teeth, where plaque and tartar build up, and thoroughly cleaning those areas to eliminate the risk of infection.
Scaling and root planing is a process whereby your dentist will clean out the plaque from your teeth with hand instruments, then continue with planing, or smoothing, the surfaces of your teeth, to reduce the possibility of plaque buildup.
To schedule a consultation about periodontal therapy, please contact Southern Charm Dental today.
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