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Periodontal Therapy Can Help
You Achieve Optimal Gum Health
Periodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease) is an infection that starts out seeming harmless but can quickly grow out of control if patients don’t notice its presence in time. Thankfully, Windermere Center for Dentistry will keep an eye out for warning signs with a vigilant and professional eye. During regular checkups, Dr. Rapport will be sure to identify gum disease as early as possible and provide the rejuvenating, high-quality therapy you need to improve your oral health. Contact our office today to schedule a visit – your smile will thank you!
What Are The Signs of Gum Disease?
- Gums that bleed when brushing/flossing
- Gums that seem overly red, tender to the touch, or noticeably swollen
- Excessive bad breath
- A receding gum line (your teeth will appear longer)
- A change in the way your bite or certain teeth feel
Scaling & Root PlaningScaling and root planing is one of the most common services provided to clear infection caused by gum disease, and this in-depth cleaning is composed of two distinct parts. The scaling portion of the treatment will involve our team carefully and précising removing accumulations of plaque from underneath the gum line, using special tools to do so in a comfortable fashion. Then, the root planing portion consists of us smoothing the rough surfaces that appear along the tooth surfaces and roots; these areas are big gathering grounds for harmful bacteria, and by smoothing them out, we can discourage future build-ups.