It’s important to make sure your gums are healthy. Regular brushing and flossing removes plaque that can lead to tooth decay and gum infections, which left untreated can cause gum disease. Periodontal treatment helps prevent and treat gum disease with the goal of maintaining healthy bone and gums.
Scaling and root planing
Scaling and root planing are treatments that remove rough tartar deposits and surface irregularities from the root of your teeth. These imperfections can irritate the gum around the tooth, making it vulnerable to infections.
We extract a tooth for a number of reasons. In some cases, decay has progressed to the point where the teeth can’t be saved, or disease has weakened the bone and gums surrounding the tooth, or a tooth needs to be extracted during orthodontic treatment.