It is Not Too Late to Save Your Teeth!
Scaling and Root Planing
If you do have periodontal disease, catching it early is important to prevent further damage. Dr. Kaplan offers a special deep dental cleaning called scaling and root planing to stop the progression of gum disease in its tracks. When bacteria are left to grow and build-up around your teeth the infection breaks down supporting tissue and bone to create ‘pockets’ surrounding your teeth. These pockets will get bigger and bigger eating away your jaw bone and leading to tooth loss. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that cleans out these pockets, reducing their size by several millimeters; and that can make all the difference when it comes to saving your teeth!
Do Not Wait Before it is Too Late!
Scaling and root planing is most effective when gum disease is caught early. The deep dental cleaning is not a cure-all for gum disease, and it is important to maintain regular periodontal maintenance cleanings to keep your smile healthy for life.
Dr. Selma Kaplan is a periodontist in Norwalk, CT. She enjoys providing each of her patients with personalized dental care. To find out more about your treatment options for scaling and root planing and to get your appointment call our office today.