Scaling and Root Planing
When excessive amounts of plaque and tartar have built up below the gum line, the gums start to pull away from the tooth. This is what creates the deep pockets around the tooth, spaces that start to accumulate bacteria and cause an infection. Scaling and root planing goes below the gum line to remove all plaque and tartar buildup. This procedure also involves smoothing out the tooth root so the gums can reattach to the tooth quickly. This is a non-surgical treatment that we offer that is effective for mild cases of gum disease.
Laser Gum Disease Treatment
For moderate to severe cases of gum disease, laser dentistry helps kill more than 99% of infection in the mouth. By simply passing the laser over areas of infection, we can eliminate disease-causing bacteria and help promote healthier gums and tissue. The laser is so gentle and advanced that it only targets diseased areas, so all healthy tissues stay intact.