If you are suffering from mild to moderate gum disease, scaling and root planing can eliminate tartar and calculus from below your gum line. Dr. Alfredo Gapuz has over three decades of experience treating gum disease in Orlando, FL. He can easily recognize the symptoms of periodontitis and address it as early as possible to prevent tooth loss and other damage. Early treatment can also prevent related health conditions, such as an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. When you visit Aesthetic and General Dentistry, you will benefit from our team’s gentle methods and techniques.
Deep Cleaning to Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease is a common and chronic condition that develops due to the buildup of excess bacteria. Starting on your teeth, the microbes will eventually become trapped in your gums, creating pockets around your dental roots. As the bacteria flourish, you may experience a number of symptoms:
- Gum sensitivity
- Chronic bad breath
- Gum recession
- Tooth sensitivity, especially in reaction to temperature changes
If you are experiencing any painful or uncomfortable symptoms, Dr. Gapuz may recommend scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning. However, he will first carry out a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of the damage and recommend the most appropriate treatment.