Do you know the leading cause of gum disease? Tobacco use, hormonal changes and genetics are contributors, but what about the main culprit? If you said bad dental habits, you would be close. But the main factor in gum disease is a build-up of plaque and tartar on the surfaces of your teeth, both above and especially below the gumline. At Citrus Smiles, our dentists and team offer scaling and root planing in Murphy, Texas. Call 972-472-8862, and one of our team members will help you schedule your visit with our dentists.
Gum disease is preventable, and in its earliest stages, it can be reversible. Scaling and root planing is one of the most effective treatments available for combating gum disease. After giving you a local anesthetic, our dentists will scrape the plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth, including below your gums. Then the dentists will clean smooth the roots of the teeth, allowing them to form a healthy attachment to the jaw. This treatment may be divided between two visits, although it can frequently be completed in a single appointment. It can be used to prevent the onset of periodontal problems, but even if gum disease has already set in, it can still be an effective treatment. Our dentists may combine scaling and root planing with an antibiotic treatment to help you maintain healthy gums. We invite you to call our office for more information or to schedule your visit.