Did you know that 64.7 million American adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease? It’s true, and it’s serious. Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is a leading cause of tooth loss. Luckily, there are ways to treat periodontal disease before it advances into a more serious stage. This treatment is none other than a periodontal cleaning.
Periodontal cleaning, also referred to scaling and root planing, is a special deep cleaning to help ward off periodontal disease. In this treatment, your dentist removes plaque and tartar down to the bottom of each of your periodontal pockets. The root surfaces of your teeth are then smoothed to allow your gum tissue to heal and reattach to your teeth.
Periodontal cleanings are typically recommended if you show signs of periodontal disease during a Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE), which you should have once a year.
When it comes to periodontal disease, the sooner you seek treatment for it, the better. Schedule your periodontal treatment with our experienced dental team at Country Isles Dental today.