Scaling and Root Planing
Gum disease is a very prevalent issue in our current society. Quite a large number of adults, and sometimes children, suffer with this issue. Gum disease is caused by plaque and bad bacteria building up under the gums causing an infection. This is usually due to a lack of oral hygiene. If gum disease is left untreated, it can turn into periodontal disease which means it has moved into the jawbone. Gum disease, at most levels, is largely treated by a process called scaling and root planing.
SCALING AND ROOT PLANING
HOW SCALING AND ROOT PLANING
At your follow up visit, your dentist will check to see if your gums are healing. This means they will be checking to see if your gums are returning to their pinkish color instead of a darker red color. They will also be checking to see if the swelling has reduced in the gums and if they are starting to gain their firmness back. If so, this is a good sign. If not, the dentist will suggest more maintenance tips for a better healing process.
If you’re having issues with your gums, please give us a call so we can assist you with your concerns.