Part of ensuring that your oral health is in top condition is not just about having healthy tooth enamel. It also means making sure that you’re gums are not inflamed or infected in any way. The gums are responsible for anchoring teeth and protecting the vulnerable roots sitting beneath the gum line. Without healthy gums, your teeth won’t stay in your jaw for very long! To get your gums treated, contact our office today!
Also known as deep cleaning, scaling and root planing work to treat gum disease that has surpassed the early stages, or gingivitis. Typically, early gum disease development can be cured with improved brushing and flossing, but more advanced forms require professional intervention to remove plaque and tartar below and above the gum line. Scaling is done to remove plaque and tartar, while root planing helps the roots reattach to gum tissue.
Deep cleaning requires multiple appointments a year to complete as Dr. Snarr and Dr. Crofoot do not want to put too much stress on your sensitive gum tissue. After completing your initial deep cleaning, our office will work with you to plan your future appointments. These visits will occur every three or four months, rather than the typical biannual visits you may already be familiar with. Additional visits not only give your gum tissue time to heal, but give us a chance to confirm that treatment is working.