Scaling and root planing offers a non-surgical option to address gum disease.
If you have recently noticed that your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you have the beginnings of gum disease. When addressed early on, gum disease treatment does not have to include surgery. For early stage periodontal infection, our experienced periodontist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL recommends scaling and root planing therapy in order to:
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When bacteria infect the gums, they irritate and damage the periodontal tissue. This causes inflammation and bleeding, but also results in the formation of periodontal pockets around your teeth. When your protective gum tissue recedes away from the surfaces of the teeth, it leaves the roots unprotected. This often leads to further damage. Dr. Paul Fotek can not only prevent the progression of the infection with this gum disease treatment, he can improve the health of the periodontal tissue and reduce the risk of bone loss due to gum disease.
If you are looking for a periodontal treatment that doesn’t involve surgery, scaling and root planning is the best option. For more information on how the treatment works, click here.