Periodontal Care

What Is Periodontal Care?

Periodontal care involves treatments designed to prevent, diagnose and treat gum disease, maintaining the health of the gum and bone around your teeth. Our dentists and team specialize in providing comprehensive periodontal care, including scaling and root planing, to manage and prevent the progression of periodontitis. This proactive approach is crucial for preserving your natural teeth and overall oral health.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a deep-cleaning procedure aimed at removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line and smoothing the roots of your teeth. This process helps to eliminate bacteria and provides a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth, reducing pocket depth. Dr. Ken and Dr. Powell perform this non-surgical procedure with precision and care, ensuring patient comfort throughout the treatment.

Periodontal Maintenance

After initial periodontal treatment, regular maintenance is essential to prevent the recurrence of gum disease. Periodontal maintenance involves more frequent cleanings, typically every three to four months, allowing us to monitor your gum health closely and address any signs of disease early. These appointments are more thorough than standard cleanings and are tailored to meet the needs of patients with a history of periodontal disease.

Protect your gums and overall oral health with expert periodontal care in Dallas and North Dallas, Texas. Schedule your appointment at ConfiDent Smile Studio by calling 214-888-6726 to learn more about our scaling and root planing services and personalized maintenance plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Signs of Gum Disease?

Signs include red, swollen or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth and receding gums.

How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing, combined with professional dental cleanings, are essential for preventing gum disease.

Is Scaling and Root Planing Painful?

Patients may experience some discomfort during and after the procedure, but our team uses local anesthesia to minimize pain.