The expert dental team at Dental 32 in Springfield provides several periodontal therapy services for our patients. Learn more about our procedures below.
Periodontal disease is gum and bone disease, and affects over half of Americans over the age of 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It starts as the reversible stage of gingivitis, inflammation of the gum tissue, and if not treated will progress into irreversible periodontitis, resulting in permanent bone loss around teeth.
Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, and research has shown links between periodontal disease and increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, pre-term and low birth weight babies.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing, also known as conventional, or non-surgical, periodontal therapy or a deep cleaning, is a procedure involving removal of dental plaque and calculus below the gum line.
Periodontal maintenance is a cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth every three or four months. Maintenance is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease.
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