Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that does not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. These are deep-cleaning procedures that will remove the built-up plaque and tartar from the root surfaces of the teeth.
Below is a brief description of each procedure and what to expect:
During these procedures, the gums and tooth roots will be numbed using local anesthesia. You will likely feel some discomfort and tenderness of the tissue following the procedures. However, it’s important that you still make sure to brush the teeth and gums and floss every day to maintain your new healthy gum tissue.
If you’re concerned that you may have gum disease, please make an appointment here at In Highlands Ranch Periodontics for an evaluation. Our periodontal office is located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.