When bacteria, plaque, and tartar build up around your gumline, the inflammation and infection of periodontal disease takes hold. If your gum disease progresses beyond the point that it’s reversible with good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings, we can treat you with a deep-cleaning technique called scaling and root planing.
This procedure is done under local anesthesia and involves two steps. We remove the plaque and tartar around and under the gumline, then smooth your tooth roots so bacteria can’t stick and your gum tissue can reattach.
Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more about scaling and root planing.