Happy Valley, OR
There are times where surgery is not needed to help you with your periodontal health. Here are the non-surgical periodontal services we provide.
Root planing is a treatment that we offer that can help you to get rid of potentially dangerous bacteria within your mouth. Root planing eliminates problems from your roots themselves, promoting healthier oral hygiene and preventing further bacterial damage as it helps to keep bacteria from sticking to the surface of the roots. Bacteria collection from pockets or bad cleaning habits can be incredibly detrimental.
Scaling is the term used to refer to the removal of tartar and plaque, along with other similarly negative influences that stick on or between your teeth. These can be destructive not only to your teeth, causing decay and halitosis, but also to your gums, causing inflammation, infection, and disease. Scaling is a great option for those who are dealing with gingivitis and moderate/severe gum disease.
When it comes to gum disease, there is no happy ending if left untreated. You could suffer from something as simple as irritation and wind up in the end with missing teeth. It needs to be taken care of and must be done quickly and carefully. Fortunately, there are many methods of doing so. For example, there are scaling procedures, root planing options, curettage, and surgery.