Scaling & Root Planing

 
 
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Scaling & root planing

When plaque and calculus (tarter) build up on your teeth, the bacteria that live in these substances release toxins which cause inflammation to the gum tissue and surrounding bone. When left untreated, this condition will inevitably lead to gum disease called periodontitis. It is important to have regular checkups, brush and floss religiously as the onset of this condition is painless. The signs and symptoms of gum disease are:
 
  • Swollen and/or bleeding gums
  • Gums that recede or move away from teeth
 
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
 
 
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Helpful Hint: Scaling and root planing is common procedure that can work very well to sop gum disease. By maintaining good dental care the progression of your gum disease should stop and your gums will heal and become firm and pink within a relatively short period of time.
 

Periodontal Maintenance & Cleanings

 
 
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Periodontal maintenance & Cleanings

Simply put, periodontal maintenance is regular, thorough cleanings that remove bacteria from under the gumline. When performed every 3 or 4 months by your dental professional, these regularly scheduled appointments along with good oral care at home will allow you to stay ahead of tartar and plaque accumulation and the cavities and gum disease caused by these culprits.
 
 
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Helpful Hint: Though gum disease cannot be completely reversed, periodontal maintenance is one of the most effective tools Dr. Bachman can use to effectively halt the destructive progress of gum disease.
 
 

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