Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
Non-surgical therapy removes plaque and calculus by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria and by treating conditions that encourage gum disease. This type of treatment is all that is often needed, especially when periodontal disease is caught early. You may also need to have certain procedures done, such as replacing worn fillings or crowns with overhanging margins that can accumulate plaque, taken care of before periodontal therapy can begin.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling is a type of cleaning that removes plaque and calculus from the teeth at and slightly below the gumline. Root planing smooths root surfaces, so the supportive tissues can better reattach to the tooth surface. Often, this will be done with local anesthesia so you will feel no discomfort as your gums are treated.
An improper bite, or one that is traumatic to the teeth, may increase bone destruction around the affected teeth. Adjustment of your bite is necessary so that the teeth meet and function properly.« Go Back