Gum disease can lead to serious complications such as lost teeth and damage to your gums and bone tissue. It has also been linked to heart disease. Regular brushing and flossing provides the best line of defence against infection, but sometimes deeper cleaning is needed to address factors that contribute to gum disease.
Scaling and root planing
Whenever your gums are irritated they can become vulnerable to infection. Tartar above the gumline and rough patches on the roots of your teeth are two common sources of irritation. Scaling and root planing treatments reduce irritation by removing tartar or smoothing out the rough patches and imperfections on your roots.
If you are experiencing bleeding or sore gums you might be at risk of gum disease. Call us to book a dental examination.