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.

"The alternative method in which he cleans your teeth puts the traditional method to shame. My teeth feel just as clean, if not cleaner, and the best part is that my visits rarely last over 10 minutes (including the waiting room). I also like how he seals a quadrant of molars each visit, which means every two years my whole mouth is sealed without going over my insurance allowance. The combination of the above must work because I have been cavity/issue free since I started going."

Brandon Smith

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

Loose 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.

To see if you are at risk for gum disease come visit us for a free consultation.