Periodontal Disease Treatment for Healthy Gums
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease (gum disease), Prestige Periodontal may recommend scaling and root planing in Houston, TX, to treat the infection. This dental deep cleaning treatment is most suitable for patients in the early stages of gum disease. It works to clear away plaque and tartar causing periodontal pockets and puts you on the path to optimal gum health.
Recognizing Signs of Gum Disease
Many patients ignore some of the warning signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, loose teeth, and gum recession. If you are noticing that your gums bleed easily when flossing and brushing your teeth, or you have teeth that appear to be longer than usual because of receding gums, you may need immediate treatment for periodontal disease. Come in for a comprehensive oral evaluation so that we can determine what type of treatment you need.
How Scaling and Root Planing Is Performed
This nonsurgical treatment can be performed under local anesthesia since we need to numb only certain parts of the mouth. We will use an ultrasonic tool and small hand instruments to remove plaque and calculus buildup around the tooth and clean below the gum line. This process also includes smoothing out rough surfaces of the teeth so that the gums reattach to the teeth easily.
Benefits of Dental Deep Cleaning
We typically recommend a series of dental deep cleaning treatments as part of a periodontal maintenance plan after gum disease has been treated. This is one of the most effective ways to prevent the infection from coming back and can help you maintain optimal oral health for months and years to come. These cleaning sessions allow us to go deep below the gum line to prevent plaque and tartar buildup in areas that your toothbrush cannot reach.