Gum disease is among the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, so it is important to seek out proper treatment should you be suffering from it. When caught at an early stage, gum disease can be very effectively treated via periodontal scaling and root planing. If you are in need of treatment to prevent your mild to moderate gum disease from progressing further, schedule an appointment with Jericho periodontist Warren Blaine, DMD. At our practice, we will determine the severity of your gum disease and offer up the necessary treatment.
Periodontal scaling and root planing are two common treatments, generally offered together, which serve to prevent a patient from facing the unwanted consequences of gum disease that has been left untreated. Prior to administering treatment, your periodontist will thoroughly examine your mouth to make sure that these procedures are right for you and your health. If your periodontist decides to provide you with this form of treatment, it is helpful to know what to expect. Scaling involves the use of dental instruments, and often an ultrasonic scaling tool, to remove tartar and plaque from the surface of the crown, as well as from the root surfaces. Often, your doctor will also use an antimocribal agent that is delivered below the gums and serves to reduce bacteria in the mouth. Root planing, the other part of the treatment, involves actually smoothing the root of your tooth, which helps prevent the development of bacteria. Periodontal scaling and root planing are important procedures not only because they keep your mouth healthy and your teeth safe, but because they also prevent oral bacteria from spreading to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. If you still have questions about this treatment option, Jericho periodontist Dr. Warren Blaine will be happy to answer them.
For more than a quarter of a century, Jericho periodontist Dr. Warren Blaine has worked hard to make sure that his patients stay healthy. Along with out dedicated team, he’ll provide you with any information you need to know to keep your gums healthy and offer up necessary treatments, such as periodontal scaling and root planing, should you be in need of them.