Periodontics is a specialty within the dental field that focuses on the supportive structures of the teeth, most notably, the gums. This practice area also encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and infections, such as gum disease.
Our specialists in Winterville, NC have the expertise and skills necessary to manage these conditions and identity abnormalities pertaining to the health of your oral structures. To find out more about how our periodontal treatments can impact your next visit, call today!
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a procedure used to treat periodontitis. This advanced stage of gum disease is detrimental to the health of your teeth and your gums. As the condition spreads below the gum line, it can no longer be controlled with routine brushing and flossing.
Scaling and root planing is performed by a deep cleaning performed below the gum line.
- Our dental experts use tools to scrape away the accumulation of plaque and tartar that has formed in pockets under the gums.
- We are then able to smooth out the bone along with the roots of the teeth, eliminating pits and craters presenting space for bacteria to thrive.
- This gives the gums an opportunity to reattach to the tooth root, preventing the worsening of the disease.
Your Oral Health Is Our Priority
At Beacon Dental, you will find a team of doctors dedicated to your dental needs. Gum disease is a relatively prevalent condition, affecting nearly 65 million people in the United States. Our team of experts is able to support you in maintaining healthy gums and strong oral tissues, contributing to a long life of great oral health.
You can achieve a healthy smile by maintaining healthy teeth and gums, and we can help! We invite you to call our office to schedule an appointment for you and your family!