How Does Periodontal Care Work?
Periodontal care works to promote gum health and stop the progression of bone loss. Using a technique called scaling and root planing, we remove harmful bacteria and smooth the root surfaces to encourage healing and gum reattachment to the teeth. This procedure may take a few visits to complete and may require regular maintenance appointments following initial treatment.
The Benefits to Periodontal Care
Treating your periodontal disease will stop the progression of gum recession, bone loss, and ultimately, tooth loss. Surprisingly, the benefits don’t stop at just your mouth. By treating gum disease, you also decrease your risk of:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory disease