Gum disease is a potentially serious condition that, if left untreated, can result in lost teeth, chronic bad breath and other symptoms. It has also been linked to heart disease and other health conditions.
Because gum disease can be caused by gum infections, it’s important to ensure that your gums are healthy. We provide deep cleaning treatment to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and reduce the chance that gum infections will occur.
Scaling and Root Planing
The two main deep cleaning techniques we use are scaling and root planing. Deep scaling is used to remove tartar buildup from above the gum line. Scaling is a similar technique where we remove irritants such as rough patches from the surface of your tooth roots. Both treatments reduce the chance your gums will become inflamed and vulnerable to infection.