The health of your gums is critical to your dental health. Gingivitis or more severe forms of periodontal disease are the most common dental issue amongst Americans. Here at Skyview Dentistry we want you to have a radiant and healthy smile that is why we offer the following periodontal services: scaling and root planing, laser treatment, pocket reduction procedures and tooth extractions.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planning are part of a deep cleaning treatment that is used to fight periodontal disease in its early stages. When we do not practice good oral hygiene, tartar and plaque buildup can get into the gums and create an infection that not only affects the gum tissue but can affect the teeth and even the bone if left untreated. The scaling process uses a special tool call a scaler that removes the food and tartar and plaque residue that have gotten inside the gum pockets. Once each tooth’s pocket has been thoroughly cleaned, the root planning process begins. Root planning consists of putting back the tooth’s roots and smoothing them so they can reattach to the gums. The treatment uses local anesthesia for your comfort and depending on the severity of the periodontal disease, the treatment can take more than one visit.
Periodontal disease can also be treated using a special laser that can remove the infected tissue and clean the area more efficiently. There are many advantages to using this new technology to fight periodontal disease. The procedure is faster and pain-free so no anesthesia is necessary. The laser can cut more effectively only the areas that have been infected, saving the rest of your gum tissue. The laser is a less invasive procedure that is why recovery and healing time is faster and easier.
Do you have questions about periodontal treatments? Call (704) 750-0260 or visit us at 210 East Trade Street E- 484, Charlotte, NC 28202.