Reversing the Effects of Gum Disease & Restoring Your Oral Health
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every
two American adults has gum disease. When this condition is left untreated, it
can cause irreversible harm to your mouth, leaving a trail of oral health
issues such as chronic bad breath, tooth loss, and enamel erosion. At Shore
Dental, our goal is to optimize our patients’ oral health and ensure
that they keep their natural pearly whites for as long as possible.
That’s why we provide thorough scaling and root planing treatment to
reverse the impact of gum disease and prevent any additional damage from
occurring. If you’re suffering from this common oral condition,
contact us today
so we can put a stop to it before it’s too late.
Scaling & Root Planing
When symptoms of gum disease are beginning to appear, causing gum
inflammation and bleeding, they can often be prevented with good dental
hygiene at home. However, when the condition progresses, additional
intervention is needed. That’s when we’ll suggest periodontal
therapy. Scaling and root planing allows our patients with gum disease to
halt the progression of their symptoms and restore the health of their teeth
and oral tissues.
Why Do You Need Treatment?
Irritated gums are some of the first symptoms of gum disease. While this
issue can be reversed with good dental hygiene, when you experience any of
the following severe signs, you’ll want to contact our office
Gum recession (when your gums separate from your teeth, making them look
Bleeding while brushing
Loose and moving permanent teeth
Excessive plaque and tartar buildup
Pain while chewing
When you visit
our office, we’ll determine if the treatment is necessary by assessing the
health of your gums, checking the depth of your gum pockets, asking about
your symptoms, and seeing how much plaque and tartar have accumulated along
The scaling and root planing treatment typically takes place over two
separate appointments. During your first visit, our team of professionals
will use uniquely designed gadgets that effectively remove tartar and plaque
buildup from below your gumline. To ensure that no harmful substances are
left, we’ll clean as far down as the depth of your gum pockets.
The second part of your treatment will be root planing. We’ll smooth
out the roots of your teeth to allow them to reattach to your gum tissue.
This will eliminate any small nooks and crannies of your mouth where harmful
oral bacteria and toxins can accumulate.
Tips for a Speedy Recovery
With the proper dental hygiene routine and care, after your treatment, you
can expect less redness, swelling, and bleeding. However, patients often
notice some discomfort and symptoms for a few days afterward. The best way
to combat these is to:
Avoid chewing hard and chewy foods for a few days.
Be gentle while brushing and flossing for the first week.
Thoroughly remove plaque and bacteria from your mouth daily.
Let us know if you begin experiencing any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms.
With the right preventive measures in place and thorough scaling and root
planing treatment, our team should be able to boost your oral health and
stop gum disease in its track. To find out if this procedure can help ease
the effects of your condition, contact us today so we can examine your