If your gums appear red and swollen, and have a tendency to bleed easily, they may be in the early stages of gum disease, also known as gingivitis. When treated early, the effects of gum disease can often be reversed by Dr. Miles Mason, who proudly offers scaling and root planing in Conroe, Texas.
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning service used to treat and prevent gum disease. It’s a very common treatment that, in essence, removes the bacteria that causes gum disease in the first place.
Scaling and root planing can take several visits, as Dr. Miles Mason may treat one section of your mouth at a time. The treatment is a two-step process:
– Scaling removes the tartar and plaque from your teeth and beneath your gums. This can be done using dental instruments or ultrasonic devices.
– Root planing cleans and smooths the surfaces of the roots, discouraging future buildup of tartar and bacterial toxins.
Scaling and root planing is usually completed without anesthetic, but we are happy to provide anesthetic to help you feel more comfortable during the process.
For more information about scaling and root planing, contact Montgomery County Periodontal Associates at (936) 756-1669 to schedule an appointment. We urge you not to delay your treatment. The sooner you come to Montgomery County Periodontal Associates to address your gum disease, the easier and quicker your mouth will heal.