Gum disease is caused by plaque bacteria. Plaque is constantly being formed on your teeth and requires proper cleaning. Else the bacteria can cause gum inflammation and the gums can pull away from the teeth, creating spaces known as pockets. Plaque can then form inside these pockets and brushing cannot remove them. If gum disease is not treated in time, it can cause tooth and bone loss. At Doral Dental Specialty Center, when we find deep pockets between our patient’s gums and teeth, our Periodontist in Doral, FL may consider scaling and root planing for treatment.
Scaling and root planing involves deep cleaning of gum tissues. This Periodontal Surgery in Doral, FL is performed by a qualified periodontist for removing the build-up of tartar or calculus around the gumline. It helps stop the progression of gum disease. Scaling alone is beneficial in removing built-up calculus. During root planing, our periodontist will carefully smooth out the tooth roots to prevent the re-building of plaque and calculus.
Our Periodontist in Doral, FL may require you to undergo this treatment if we notice the following signs of gum disease:
In patients having more advanced gum disease, their teeth may start feeling loose. This happens because of a loss of attachment. The teeth are no longer firmly rooted in their place.
Scaling and root planing is a 2-step procedure and is often recommended for patients with mild to moderate gum disease.
At Doral Dental Specialty Center, we provide comprehensive dental care focused on contributing to the quality of life. Our Doral office hosts multiple dental specialties, where you and your loved ones can receive complete dental treatments in one place. We provide care and treatment services to improve the cosmetic and functional aspects of your dental health.