Non-surgical Perio Care

Non-Surgical Treatment

The first line of defense against the presence of gum disease is a unique type of cleaning called “scaling and root planing.” In this procedure the Doctor or Dental Hygienist remove plaque and tartar from the roots of your teeth where regular cleaning can't reach. Then, the rough surface of the tooth and  root are smoothed out (planed). This provides a healthy, clean surface that makes it easier for the gum tissue to reattach to the tooth.

If you address your gum disease before it becomes severe, non-surgical scaling and root planing  may be the only treatment you need. However, as with any dental procedure, after-care is vital.

The baceria that cause bone loss and gum inflammation generally return 3 months after a hygiene visit. In order to resist future occurrences of gum disease, being seen every 3 months, following the home care routine recommended, eating a healthy diet and avoiding tobacco, vaping and marijuana is critical.