Gum Disease Treatment: Deep Cleaning
When your body senses threats like infections, lacerations, or foreign bacteria, it is designed to rush support to try to heal and protect the area being threatened. The inflammatory response in healthy individuals kills off bacteria and helps to speed healing.
Unfortunately, when it comes to infections in your mouth, treatment can be a little more complicated. When your body detects plaque, tartar and bacteria in your mouth, instead of actively attacking the bacteria, it starts to protect itself by backing away.
If the early stages of gum disease are left untreated, gums will recede away from the teeth, which can trigger a variety of other dental and oral health problems.
Gum Disease Treatments
Gum disease increases your risk of systemic health problems, making it more difficult for your immune system to do its job. Ask Dr. Shirgavi, Dr. Schiano, or Dr. Polnar how non-surgical periodontal therapy can help with problems like heart disease, pneumonia, premature labor, and more.
Gingivitis is often painless at first, making it difficult to diagnose without regular dental checkups. Inflammation of the gums can be a potentially serious condition, which is why it’s vital to get regular dental exams from Abington Dental Associates.
If you have been diagnosed with or are concerned you might have gingivitis, we offer a range of treatments to reverse or stop gum disease’s progression. If you are in the early stages of gingivitis, most treatment options are non-surgical procedures.
Root Surface Debridement
Root Surface debridement (RSD) refers to a procedure used to clean the root surface of the tooth. Over time, calcified deposits in your gum pockets can make the surface of your tooth rough and difficult to keep clean. Drs. Shirgavi, Schiano, and Polnar uses root surface debridement to remove these deposits and slow the progression of gum disease.
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
If you visit Abington Dental Associates every six months for your routine cleaning, you know it involves scaling your teeth and gumline to remove plaque and tartar, and polishing to remove stains and smooth the tooth’s surface. However, if you have symptoms of gum disease, you might need a different type of cleaning called scaling and root planing.
Scaling and root planing is a deep dental cleaning procedure our Abington dental team performs to treat patients with current or developing gum disease. Not all patients need this level of cleaning, but it is key for patients concerned with gingivitis.
Schedule Your Appointment with Abington Dental Associates Today
Are you experiencing inflammation or pain along your gumline? Has it been years since you’ve visited the dentist? Call Abington Dental Associates today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Shirgavi, Dr. Schiano, or Dr. Polnar and start the process of creating your healthiest smile today!
Having a beautiful smile is important. It’s never too late to finally achieve the confidence of having beautiful teeth thanks to cosmetic dentistry.