Periodontal Treatment for Gum Disease
Tru Family Dental offers scaling and root planing as the two types of non-surgical periodontal treatment options to treat gum disease that has advanced past gingivitis.
Scaling and root planing clean the surfaces of the tooth and root so plaque and tartar are removed from below the gumline. It also reduces bacterial infections. Supporting therapy is done on many patients after scaling and root planing dependent on need. Our staff provides periodontal treatment to aid in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.
Studies show that scaling and root planing is a beneficial treatment for patients with chronic periodontitis (advanced gum disease). During the treatments, the dentist uses dental picks and and scaling instruments to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below the gumline. Your dentist will then begin root planing, smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth. Scaling and root planing may take more than one visit to complete and may require a local anesthetic used to numb the area that is to be treated.
During your office visit, your dentist will help identify and treat gum disease and make recommendations on a treatment plan. For more information on the progressive stage of gum disease