Root Planing and Scaling

gum disease treatments root planing and scalingHave you recently been diagnosed with gum disease? Are you suffering from symptoms of periodontal disease?

We can help. Dr. Silverman offers the root planing and scaling service to treat mild and advanced cases of gum disease. We invite you to keep reading so you can learn more about this important treatment.

What is Root Planing and Scaling?

Root planing and scaling is a special procedure to fight periodontal disease. We remove the calculus (called tartar) and plaque during the scaling process. Furthermore, we also target the root area below the gumline during the root planing process.

There are times when antibiotics must be prescribed in order to kill and remove all of the bacteria.


Symptoms of Gum Disease and Periodontal Disease

Classic signs of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding, swollen, or red gums
  • Receding gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Sensitive gums

If gum disease is not caught early on, the condition may progress to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease requires careful treatment and extra care.

Classic signs of periodontal disease include:

  • loose teeth
  • receding gums
  • swollen gums
  • inflamed gums
  • purple or bright red gums
  • pus appearing between the gum line and teeth (called pyorrhea)
  • persistent bad taste in your mouth
  • mouth sores
  • changes in the way your teeth fit together when biting down
  • spaces between the teeth that develop over time

Gum Disease Can Create Major Health Problems

Do you know that gum disease and periodontal disease can create major health problems if not treated early on?

As a matter of fact, gum disease and periodontal disease can spread to other parts of the body and create any of the following problems:

  • stroke
  • heart attack
  • diabetes
  • premature birth
  • pancreatic cancer
  • respiratory disease
  • digestive disorders

Gum Disease Treatment from Dr. Brett Silverman

A healthy mouth includes healthy gums and teeth. It is very important to keep good care of your gums, but when gum problems arise, Dr. Silverman can help you.

If you need to schedule your appointment, call our office. A periodontal checkup is something very important to promote healthy teeth and gums. We look forward to providing effective gum disease treatment for your smile.

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