Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is one of the most common health problems on the planet, not to mention the leading cause of tooth loss among adults here in the United States. What’s worse is that this infection develops very subtly at first, leaving patients unaware of the dangers their smile is facing. Thankfully, the team at Esthetic Image Dentistry knows these symptoms well, and they’ll be sure to catch them during regular checkups and cleanings. We offer quality periodontal therapy that can banish dangerous bacteria and help your smile stay strong and healthy. Contact our Plano location today to schedule a visit or if you have any questions.
First, Dr. Cheung will need to diagnose your case and ascertain the severity of your condition. Common symptoms of gum disease that patients should be aware of include bleeding gums, excessive bad breath, and oral tissue that appears overly swollen or red. Scaling and root planing is an effective way to refresh patients’ smiles and eliminate damaging plaque and bacteria. During the “scaling” portion, our team will carefully and thoroughly clean the areas under the gum tissue. Then, in the “root planing” portion, we will target the tooth roots and their rough surfaces. By smoothing the roots, we can minimize the chances of bacteria regrouping and causing more harm.