Periodontal (gum) disease is a progressive oral condition that gradually attacks the gums around your teeth. It is caused by a buildup of bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that collects at or below the gum line. Nearly half of all US adults over age 30 have some degree of gum disease.
Gum disease treatment is essential to protect the integrity of the structures that support your tooth. Scaling and root planing at our Allentown, PA dental office is the procedure we recommend for advanced gum disease.
If we see you soon enough and catch gum disease early, treatment involves a thorough dental cleaning with our skilled hygienist and a review of correct oral hygiene skills.
Advanced Gum Disease Treatment
If you miss several appointments, gum disease has a chance to spread. Advanced gum disease requires scaling and root planing at our Allentown, PA dental office. During a deep cleaning procedure, we remove plaque and tartar from all the surfaces of your teeth above and below the gum line.
Next, we smooth the root surfaces of your teeth. Bacteria collect on rough spots, and removing them gives them one less place to hide.
Periodontal disease is a serious condition that threatens your gums and ultimately, the bone that supports your teeth. Preventive dental exams and cleanings at Evolve Dental Care are your best insurance against gum disease. Please call us today to schedule.