Periodontal Therapy

Proper dental hygiene is essential for optimal dental health. When dental hygiene is not maintained properly, this can result in Periodontal Disease also known as gum disease.

Periodontal disease refers to the infection of the gingival tissues in the mouth surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, Periodontal disease can result in recession of the gums, bone loss and ultimately loss of your teeth.

Scaling and Root Planing

This extensive cleaning treatment is provided by our hygienist for patients who have tartar build up and significant bacterial levels buried beneath the gum line of the teeth. Your regular tooth brushing habits will only remove the plaque and tartar that is present above the gum line. Scaling and Root Planing removes the tartar and bacteria that is present below the gum line, thereby allowing the gum tissue to adhere to the tooth and prevent gum recession and bone loss. Please inquire at our Redlands dental office to see what we can do for your periodontal health.