Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment in Tucson, AZ
Scaling and Root Planing
Non-surgical periodontal therapy is the front line in our battle against gum disease, and is the first step on the road to a healthy mouth. As noted elsewhere (see ‘Healthy Mouth – Healthy Body’), getting your mouth healthy by having non-surgical gum treatments could decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and even improves control of blood sugar in diabetes. Basically, for someone with gum disease, non-surgical treatments will be helpful in basically every instance. We pride ourselves in helping our patients optimize their oral health, and in most instances this does not require gum surgery.
Because inflamed or infected gums are always tender, we assure comfort during this procedure by numbing the gums before we start. Laura and Lara, our two amazing dental hygienists, have been doing these non-surgical treatments known as root planing basically every day for nearly 30 years (between the two of them).
Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Have your teeth started to move, even a little bit? Call and ask about getting an appointment to see whether or not you should have non-surgical root planning today!