Periodontal Gum Treatment

Are you aware that almost 50% of Americans experience some type of periodontal disease? This condition is caused by bacteria around the teeth and gums and can cause tooth decay or tissue and bone damage if not treated. It's crucial to have an annual check-up with Michael R. Gomez, DDS or periodontist for this reason.

Call Michael R. Gomez, DDS today to schedule your periodontal evaluation without waiting! Our dental team is highly trained to provide complete periodontal care, which includes a variety of solutions to prevent or treat gum disease. We will work with you to customize a treatment plan that perfectly suits your needs.

Deep Cleaning | Root Planing & Scaling

Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene, but did you know there are different levels of cleaning? Sometimes, a standard cleaning by a dental hygienist isn’t enough. If bacteria invade below your gumline, you’ll need a deep dental cleaning to restore your gums to health.

How is dental deep cleaning different from a regular cleaning?

Unlike a regular cleaning, which focuses on the surfaces of your teeth, deep cleaning involves getting rid of bacteria and tartar buildup below the gumline. This process is also known as root planing and scaling.

During root planing, Michael R. Gomez, DDS or dental hygienist will use a small tool to scrape away any plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. They will also smooth out any rough spots on your teeth roots where bacteria can hide.

Scaling is the second part of a deep cleaning. This involves using a small, pointed tool to remove tartar buildup from below the gumline.

Deep cleanings are usually done in two or more sessions, depending on the severity of the buildup. You may need to come back for a follow-up appointment to make sure all the tartar has been removed.

A deep cleaning is a necessary step in treating periodontal disease . If you have periodontitis, which is a more advanced form of periodontal disease, you may need to have surgery to remove the tartar buildup.

Contact Michael R. Gomez, DDS

Don't suffer from gum disease any longer – Michael R. Gomez, DDS is trained in periodontics and can provide you with the care you need to treat or prevent gum disease. We offer a wide range of services, from simple cleanings to more complex procedures, and we'll work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs. If you’re due for a regular cleaning or you think you may need a deep cleaning, contact your dentist to schedule an appointment.

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