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By David J. Campbell DDS
February 25, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: gum disease  

Discover the most effective way to reduce your gum disease symptoms.

With about 50 percent of people being diagnosed with some form of gum disease it’s important to prevent your condition from getting worse. If left untreated gum disease can cause more serious complications such as tooth loss. Find out the best way toGum Diseasehandle gum disease at its earliest stages.

What is root planing and scaling?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a mild form of gum disease, root planing and scaling can be the best way to treat the problem before it takes on a more serious form. This treatment requires your White Lake family dentist to clean the gums, getting down into the root of the teeth.

Why is root planing and scaling recommended?

If the gums have started to pull away from your teeth or there is tartar buildup on the roots of the teeth, we will recommend getting root planing and scaling to eliminate these common complications of gum disease.

Is root planing and scaling effective?

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that your treatment is successful is to maintain good oral hygiene afterwards. This treatment is an effective way to stop gum disease from worsening; however, you must keep teeth and gums healthy to ensure that they heal properly and become healthy and pink again. If you smoke, then it’s seriously time to consider quitting, as smoking can reduce your body’s ability to fight infection and impede the healing process.

What should I expect from my upcoming root planing and scaling?

We may first use a local anesthesia to numb the area prior to treatment. Then we will use an ultrasonic device to remove tartar buildup. Sometimes we may place antibiotics within the infected pockets of the gums to promote faster healing. These antibiotic fibers will stay in the pockets for about one week, after which your White Lake family dentist will remove them.

If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease then it’s time to consider getting scaling and root planing from your White Lake family dentist, Dr. David J. Campbell, DDS. Find out more by calling your dentist today.