Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults here in the United States. Many studies have even connected this oral infection with whole-body health problems like heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s, and more. It is clearly no laughing matter, which is why our team at Mark L. Voltarel, DMD, PA offers gum disease treatment at every turn through dedicated hygiene appointments and in-depth screenings. If we do discover concerning signs of this infection, therapy is available to combat the effects and revitalize your oral health.
If regular cleanings are not strong enough to treat a patient’s case of gum disease, scaling and root planing is the next logical step. This procedure is essentially a deep cleaning that targets bacterial buildup along and underneath the gum line. We will remove plaque and tartar as thoroughly as possible and then smooth the tooth root surfaces, which can become rough over time and attract even more decay. Our goals are to help the gum tissue successfully reattach to the teeth and give your smile the healthier environment it needs to recover from the infection.