Inflammation around the tooth when not treated, can advance to “periodontitis.” This condition causes gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces called pockets that become infected. The body’s immune system starts to break down the bone and connective tissue in order to fight the active infection. If not treated, supportive tissues, gums, and even bone are destroyed. This can eventually lead to loose teeth that have to be removed.
The main goal of our treatment is to control the infection. When steps aren’t taken by dental professionals it can be disastrous for patients. At Bauter Dentistry and Aesthetics we utilize a number of treatments depending on the extent of the gum disease. Regardless of the treatment administered, patients should keep up good daily care at home. Additionally, patients should consider changing certain behaviors, such as quitting smoking, as a way to improve treatment outcome.
This treatment method is administered by our dental hygienists and is an effective way to combat Periodontitis. We also focus on educating patients so they have the information necessary to make the best decision about their health.
Our highly trained hygienists remove calculus above and below the gum line to insure patients have a healthy mouth. Scaling is often the best way to remove hardened plaque that was missed during brushing and flossing. At Bauter Dentistry and Aesthetics we strive to be as gentle as possible while being thorough and detail oriented.
This procedure helps remove areas that bacteria collect. Removing excess build-up reduces the bacteria contributing to the infection. Deep cleanings often require multiple visits and may result in mild discomfort. Although scaling and root planing might be uncomfortable, it can make a dramatic difference in a patient's oral health.
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