What is Gum Disease?
What to Expect During Periodontal Treatment
A scaling and root planning procedure is the typical process used by dentists to remove damage and decay caused by advanced gum disease. Bacterial plaque and tartar are removed above and below the gum line. This is followed by a smoothing out of any rough spots on the tooth root. This procedure is performed while you are under local anesthetic. If necessary, your teeth with be evaluated using x-rays to look at the bone that is supporting the teeth, and an evaluation will be done concerning any treatments in the future.
We want our patients to have healthy teeth gums
for a lifetime. We will also review how you are controlling plaque with your dental maintenance at home and help you make needed adjustments. Dr. Carmichael will discuss the frequency of periodontal treatments based on your individual oral health, along with the type of periodontal disease you have, and how well you respond to treatment.
At Dr. Carmichael Dentistry, we are dedicated in helping you maintain the best periodontal health possible. It is important to maintain healthy gums and teeth with good oral hygiene at home, along with regular dental visits for professional teeth cleanings and periodontal treatments. Our team looks forward to giving you the healthy smile you deserve. You can call our San Diego dental office at (858) 484-2560 to schedule an appointment today!
Treating Periodontal Disease at Dr. Carmichael’s Dentistry
Periodontal treatment is designed to help prevent gum disease from spreading to your jawbone. The team at Dr. Carmichael’s dental office is pleased to offer periodontal treatments to their patients that will remove the tartar and plaque that form below and above the gum line. Tartar is formed when the sticky bacteria called plaque that is continually attacking your teeth and gums, is not removed. Even with the best attention at home, and regular brushing and flossing, plaque will form without regular dental treatment.
The periodontal treatment is used on patients who are at a higher risk for tooth loss due to periodontal disease or who have an incurable or chronic bacterial infection. At each appointment, we assess your periodontal health using depth measurements of the pockets that are around the teeth.