Periodontal disease may seem relatively harmless in the early stages, but untreated cases can quickly grow out of control. The result? Lost teeth, deteriorated bone tissue, and more. At Canyon Creek Family Dentistry, we strive to protect all of our patients from this dangerous threat by scanning for it at each checkup and providing therapy as needed to eliminate infectious bacteria.
You’re more at risk than you think – studies have shown that nearly half of all Americans suffer from mild to advanced periodontal disease! If you or a family member is experiencing oral bleeding and/or swollen, red gum tissue, don’t hesitate to contact our Richardson office and schedule an appointment with our team.
Scaling and root planing are an in-depth cleaning that’s designed to eliminate the plaque and bacteria that causes periodontal disease. The treatment is composed of two distinct parts. First, during the “scaling” portion, our doctors will thoroughly clean the areas underneath the gum tissue. Then, the tooth root surfaces (which are notorious for gathering bacteria) will be smoothed in order to prevent further accumulations from cropping up. By doing this, we can also help the gum tissue successfully reattach to the tooth roots for a healthier result.
Instead of relying on traditional scalpels and sutures, we’ve invested in a new, state-of-the-art way to eliminate periodontal disease: the Biolase soft tissue laser! The laser’s focused wavelength will treat and remove diseased tissue from the mouth in a minimally invasive fashion. Laser treatment comes with several valuable benefits, including: