To repair and protect your gums, we offer periodontal treatment/therapy. Periodontal treatment involves the surgical and non-surgical techniques used to restore and promote the health of the tissues that support your teeth. Our techniques for periodontal treatment include the deep cleaning techniques root planing and scaling and the Perio Protect method.
Root Planing and Scaling
When the soft tissues become infected due to tartar and plaque penetrating the gum line, regular brushing and flossing isn’t enough. At this point you have periodontitis, or gum disease, and a special dental technique is necessary to remove the bacteria from beneath the gums. This technique is called root planing and scaling.
During the scaling phase of the procedure, Dr. Aluning will remove the plaque from beneath your gum line and around your teeth. In the root planing phase, your roots will be smoothed to help prevent recurring build up and to help your gums reattach to your teeth.
To help ensure a streamlined process and a smooth recovery, Dr. Aluning will use dental technologies like our DEKA US-20D CO2 Laser. Using the DEKA laser system will not only provide a more comfortable surgical experience and faster recovery, it will help keep your gums healthy for the foreseeable future. Root planing and scaling doesn’t just remove stubborn, bacteria-filled tartar, the deep cleaning process can reduce inflammation and drastically improve the appearance of your smile.