Did you know that roughly half of the adults in the United States have some form of periodontal (gum) disease? Many people dismiss gum disease as a minor issue, but it can lead to serious complications if it remains untreated. The team at O&S Dental is here to help you combat this issue through periodontal therapy. Continue reading this page to learn more about how we can play a role in maintaining your gums’ well-being.
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissue. There are two different stages of gum disease:
Scaling and root planing is a nonsurgical type of gum disease treatment. It essentially amounts to a deep cleaning of the mouth. We get rid of plaque and bacteria both above and below the gumline. Then, we smooth out the roots of the teeth so it is more difficult for bacteria to cling to them. Following scaling and root planing, your gums will have the opportunity to heal and reattach to your teeth.