Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments
A deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a non-invasive treatment that can clear periodontal infections away. The procedure consists of two parts. During scaling, we’ll clean your teeth of any plaque and bacteria that have accumulated.
Then, we’ll plane the roots of your teeth. Planing simply involves smoothing out the surface of the roots, making bacteria less likely to attack them. This two-step plan of attack can usually reverse gum disease and get you on the road to recover your smile.
Arestin is often used in tandem with a scaling and root planing treatment. It’s an incredible antibiotic that can help keep bacteria away after your procedure. Dr. Gabriel places the Arestin treatment into your periodontal pockets to protect them from reinfection and give you a chance to improve your oral health.
Laser treatment is incredible for gum disease procedures because it’s much less painful, with less need for anesthesia during treatments. Scaling and root planing is better with laser tools due to their accuracy and ability to promote healing. You’ll recover from your periodontal treatment quicker and you’re less likely to encounter complications.