A Deep Cleaning
Gingivitis is a generative disease that left untreated, will cause significant tooth and gum deterioration. Just the word gingivitis can strike panic in a patient’s mind. The reality is that the treatment is simple and performed right in our office by our highly trained Hygienists. Each of our Hygienists are qualified to administer a local numbing agent and will complete your scaling and root planing in two separate one hour visits. They will concentrate on one side of your mouth, usually upper and lower, at each visit by removing the tartar from up under the gum line and removing the bacteria from the infected tooth structure.
Plaque and tarter that sits on the teeth provides an environment, which allows bacteria to thrive and multiply. The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. The condition becomes more noticeable when you brush your teeth or sometimes when you eat. These are signs of the early stage of gingivitis. Gingivitis is easily treated by having the hygienist scaling and polishing the teeth. If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress and the roots will need a planing. The difference between scaling and root planing is simple. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface Root planing is the process of smoothening the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.
Healthy gums do not bleed ~ If your gums do bleed, please call our office today for an exam and do not leave this condition untreated.