When people think about their oral health, their first thought often jumps to their teeth. Unfortunately, the gums don’t get as much attention as they should, and that’s exemplified by the level of gum disease that persists in the United States today. Gum tissue protects the more vulnerable areas of your tooth enamel and gives them a reliable home. If an infection develops, it can cause teeth to fall out! To prevent these concerns, visit Dental Innovations for gum disease treatment in Mesa, AZ
When treating advanced gum disease (which does not include gingivitis), we begin a deep cleaning process known as scaling and root planing. Scaling is performed to remove harmful plaque and tartar from above and beneath your gum line. The next step is root planing, which is meant to focus more on the roots of teeth. By smoothing out the roots, they can effectively reattach to teeth, stop future gum recession, and reduce the risk of additional infection. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, we will need to complete your scaling and root planing over multiple visits.