Gum disease refers to the inflammation of your gums caused by the spread of bacteria in your mouth, which can affect your teeth, your soft tissues as well as the bone structures. Bacteria, plaque and certain foods that are rich in sugar, are the top contributing factors of gum disease.
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure involving a deep cleansing to get rid of mild to moderate gum infection. The office of Proscia Dental in Bonita Springs offers this treatment to our valued patients to help them get rid of periodontal infections.
How does Scaling And Root Planing work?
You may experience slight pain and sensitivity after the procedure for a few days. Swelling, bleeding, and tenderness in the gum could also occur. We may prescribe an oral antibiotic or a rinse to aid healing and to control infection.
It is highly important to follow a good dental care routine at home to help keep gum disease from recurring or becoming more serious. To schedule your periodontal scaling and root planing treatment, call our Bonita Springs FL practice at (239) 494-4574.