Non-Surgical Periodontal Solutions
A professional deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a non-invasive treatment that removes any bacteria in your smile. The procedure consists of two parts. During scaling, your dentist will clean your teeth’s surfaces of any plaque and bacteria that has accumulated over time. Then, we’ll clean the roots of your teeth through planning. This involves smoothing out the surface of your roots to ensure bacteria is less likely to accumulate in pockets caused by infection and continue attacking. This two-step plan can stop the progression of gum disease and get your smile on the road to recovery.
Arestin is a powerful antibiotic that is used during a scaling and root planing treatment to prevent bacteria from interfering with the recovery of your smile after your procedure. Dr. Gabriel will place the Arestin in your periodontal pockets to protect them from reinfection while also giving your teeth the chance to recover. This will improve your overall oral health and ensure that any traces of your gum disease have been completely removed.
Thanks to advancements made in dental technology, laser therapy can be used as an incredible alternative for treating gum disease. Lasers are much less painful and are more precise than certain traditional dental tools, lessening the need for general anesthesia during treatment. Scaling and root planing is better with laser therapy due to its ability to promote healing. You’ll be able to recover from your periodontal treatment quickly and are also less likely to experience complications such as reinfection.