Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the gums. The disease begins from a buildup of plaque on your teeth and your gum line. If left untreated, plaque can go deep into your gum pockets creating the early stages of periodontal (gum) disease.
In particular, the accumulation of plaque leads to gingivitis. This occurs when the gum becomes inflamed and leads to periodontal disease in its extreme form.
There are many symptoms that you should be aware of and seek treatment with us right away. You may be in the early stages of gum disease if you have:
An effective treatment for removing plaque buildup is by scaling and root planing. This procedure cleans plaque deep below the gum line in order to treat gum disease. Plaque is a sticky substance that contains bacteria and can lead to tartar which can become embedded onto your teeth.
Scaling and root planing involve two forms of deep cleaning. Scaling is the removal of plaque and tartar along the gum line. Then, root planing involves smoothening your teeth roots in order for your gums to reattach to your teeth.
The quality of your oral health is important to us. You will get the best dental care with our scaling and root planing experts. Come see what Alani Dental has to offer you!