Periodontal Treatment San Diego
Periodontal treatment includes scaling and root planing. Both scaling and root planing are aimed at removing calculus (tartar) from the tooth surfaces. This includes the visible or exposed surface, surfaces below the gumline and root surfaces.
Regular periodontal treatment is vital to the health of both your teeth and gums. Root planing is only done in the event of severe calculus buildup and is typically associated with gum disease as well.
Here’s what’s involved when getting periodontal treatment from San Diego Dentists.
During a periodontal treatment, we use ultrasonic cleaners, dental instruments and polishers to clean the surface of your teeth. Ultrasonic cleaners use high frequency vibration to remove calculus quickly and easily. Dental instruments can be used for final scaling or for particularly difficult buildup.
Once the tooth surfaces are free of calculus your teeth will be polished to achieve a smooth surface and make your teeth feel their best. Combined with good daily oral hygiene, periodontal treatment is the best way to keep all of your natural teeth and make your smile look its best.
When do you need a periodontal treatment?
Here’s when San Diego Dentists recommends periodental treatment:
Periodontal treatment should be done on a regular basis as part of your regular checkup plan. Regular cleaning, when combined with good oral hygiene, will improve the overall health of your teeth and gums. In the event that regular care has not been done, and the patient does not have good oral hygiene practices, more intense periodontal procedures may be required to return the gums to a healthy state.
Left untreated, periodontal disease will result in the loss of bone and eventually your natural teeth.