Piero's Periodontal Therapy
When a patient in Holland Michigan has periodontal disease, which is also called gum disease, there is an inflammation of the gum line which will progress to affect the bone and other areas that support your teeth. There are three stages of gum disease: Gingivitis, periodontitis and finally advanced periodontitis. Dr. Piero may recommend scaling and root planing. This deep cleaning procedure will help restore the health of your gums.
Causes of Periodontal Disease
Bacteria in the plague is the primary cause of gum disease. If the plaque is not removed it will harden and turn into tartar. It will continue to form and brushing or flossing will not be able to remove it. A dentist will need to conduct a dental cleaning to remove it through root planing and scaling. Dr. Piero will perform a painless and New Technology to eliminate periodontitis causing plague and restore your teeth to health.
Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gums bleed easily when brushing or flossing
Do your gums recede or pull away from the tooth
Persistent bad taste or bad breath
Pus surrounding the gums and teeth
Sharp pains when chewing
Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
Treatment of Gum Disease
Scaling and root planing is a very common and effective treatment for gum disease before the severity of the disease becomes too far gone. This is a deep cleaning treatment that includes two main steps:
- Scaling: This is the removal of plaque and tartar (dental calculus) from the surface of the tooth.
- Root Planing: This step involves cleaning the roots of the teeth, smoothing the root to remove bacterial toxins.
Ultimately the goal is to halt the progress of gum disease by removing tartar, plaque and bacteria. While most scaling and root planing treatments can be completed comfortably without anesthetic, our dentist is happy to offer anesthetic or other options to make you as comfortable as possible during your visit. Depending on your personal needs, the scaling and planing process may be split up into multiple appointments where our dentist addresses one section of the mouth at a time.
Scaling and root planing may be combined with other types of periodontal therapy, such as antibiotic treatment. For most patients, this process is enough to prevent further progression of the disease.To learn more about the benefits of scaling and root planing, or to explore other options for treatment, please do not hesitate to contact our office.