Recognizing Signs of Gum Disease
According to Root Planing in Houston,TX many patients ignore some of the warning signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, loose teeth, and gum recession. If you notice that your gums bleed easily when flossing and brushing your teeth, or you have teeth that appear to be longer than usual because of receding gums, you may need immediate treatment for periodontal disease. Come in for a comprehensive oral evaluation so that we can determine what type of treatment you need.
How Scaling and Root Planing Is Performed
This non-surgical treatment can be performed under local anesthesia since we need to numb only certain parts of the mouth. Root Planning in Houston will use an ultrasonic tool and small hand instruments to remove plaque and calculus buildup around the tooth and clean below the gum line. This process also includes smoothing out rough surfaces of the teeth so that the gums reattach to the teeth easily.
Benefits of Dental Deep Cleaning
Root Planning in Houston typically recommends a series of dental deep cleaning treatments as part of a periodontal maintenance plan after gum disease has been treated. This is one of the most effective ways to prevent the infection from coming back and can help you maintain optimal oral health for months and years to come. These cleaning sessions allow us to go deep below the gum line to prevent plaque and tartar buildup in areas that your toothbrush cannot reach.