What is periodontal maintenance?

Periodontal maintenance helps to prevent the progression of periodontal disease. Our periodontal maintenance at Bemis Family Dental provides deep cleaning to remove any plaque buildup from gums and teeth. Our cleaning treatment helps to restore your gums, maintain gum and bone health, and prevent tooth loss.

What is Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and Root Planing is done to clean and remove the sticky plaque on the tooth and root surfaces. This procedure is non-surgical, helps to heal gum tissue, and shrink periodontal pockets where bacteria collects. This procedure prevents further infection, and helps to keep gums healthy, recede less, and restore gums damaged from gum disease.

What can benefit from Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing?

There are signs or symptoms to look for that may indicate you have gum disease. If you experience any of these symptoms please do not hesitate to contact our office. If gum disease is not treated, other more serious health issues can arise. Issues such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are a few common problems related to gum disease.

Symptoms of gum disease:

  • Any prolonged pain in your mouth or gums
  • Red, tender, or swollen gums
  • Gums receding or pulling away from your teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Mouth sores that do not go away
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Signs of infection such as pus between your gums and teeth

If you are interested in learning more about our Scaling and Root Planing treatment, please contact our office today to schedule your appointment.