With a lack of specialized attention towards the health of your teeth, gum diseases may spread, affecting your overall health, without making it apparent to you that your health is at risk. Gum disease poses a risk for your body and your teeth, and overlooking the problem can worsen your overall condition. Gum diseases progress slowly and painlessly (in general), which can leave you with damage that only an experienced dentist can identify and treat you for.
To prevent complications stemming from gum disease, Portrait Dental provides non-surgical gum therapy, which entails scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing are two methods that involve a thorough cleaning of gums, intended to effectively remove plaque and tartar build-up between your gums and teeth. The main goal of non-surgical gum therapy is to avert oral diseases and to maintain a healthy mouth before conditions worsen.
Curettage: The tissues around your teeth begin to show signs of inflammation and this procedure can help! – By gently removing infected gum tissues, your dentist makes it possible for healthy gum tissues to regrow.
Root-Planing: Occasionally, gum disease can spread to the roots of an ailing tooth. Root-planing offers an opportunity for soft tissues to heal themselves, by removing and smoothing small amounts of the infected root surface.
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