It is difficult to overstate the importance of protecting your gums when you want to maintain your overall oral health. Many people will experience issues with gingivitis, an infection caused by oral bacteria building up on the roots of your teeth. The good news is that this is a problem that we can both identify and address during a regular dental exam. At our Seattle, WA dentist’s office, we can supply support in the form of scaling and root planing. This service goes beyond a typical dental cleaning to remove harmful microbes on the roots of your teeth. By doing so, we can stop an infection from worsening, which can prevent complications and give your tissues the chance to heal! This service can also polish the surfaces of teeth to make it more difficult for bacteria to accumulate again and cause more problems with your gums.
Do You Need Help With Gum Disease?
You can prevent gum disease with good brushing and flossing habits, which take care of oral bacteria before they can accumulate underneath your gum line. As harmful microbes do build up on your roots, they can create problems for your gums that leave you vulnerable to problems that can affect your breath, cause bleeding, and even lead to a recession in your gum line. During regular dental checkups, we can provide warnings about gingivitis, the first stage of an infection, and fight it through scaling and root planing.
Providing A Scaling And Root Planing During Your Dental Checkup
Once we identify symptoms of gum disease, we can determine that you should undergo scaling and root planing instead of the typical cleaning that occurs during a checkup. Through scaling and root planing, we can remove bacteria that are already gathering and multiplying on the roots of your teeth. Their removal will give your tissues the chance to regain their health. This service is also helpful because by polishing your roots, we can make it harder for new bacteria to build up. Remember that when gum disease is not identified in time, a condition can grow more severe, something that can result in alarming complications that may make a visit with a specialist necessary.
Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist About The Benefits Of Scaling And Root Planing
By providing a scaling and root planing at your next routine dental exam, we can control problems with your periodontal health so that they do not create long-term issues for your well-being. We can discuss the benefits of this and other services during your routine visits, which are intended to protect you against a variety of dental and periodontal problems. If you would like to find out more, please contact our Seattle, WA dentist’s office at 206-789-2555.