Have you noticed your gums are receding, swollen or bleeding? Can’t seem to get rid of your chronic bad breath? You may be suffering from a common dental condition known as periodontal “gum” disease. In early stages, periodontal diseases can actually be completely reversed, however, once the disease advances you can only manage the symptoms. Wondering if you may have gingivitis or gum disease? Common symptoms include:
Many patients, however, notice nothing until the disease has advanced, scheduling routine visits with your dentist and practicing proper at home dental care can help prevent gum disease completely.
During the deep scaling procedure, specialized tools are used to gently, yet thoroughly scale the tooth, removing any plaque or tartar that has built up on the teeth and below the gumline.
Once deep scaling has been performed, your dentist will also use specialized dental tools to perform root planing, where your tooth is completely smoothened. This can help allow the gums to reattach and heal properly.
As periodontal gum disease advances the gums typically begin to recede and gum pockets can even form around teeth. Gum grafting can be useful to restore the gum tissue, improve the appearance of your smile and help ensure teeth are secure.
Ready to get your periodontal gum disease under control? Schedule your appointment with Rossland Landing Dental Care today!