Posts Tagged ‘Scaling and root planing’
Is Periodontal Disease Reversible?
Periodontal disease is a common and often unpleasant disease ranging from its earliest form of gingivitis all the way to advanced chronic periodontitis. According to research evidence, it could also play a role in a whole host of seemingly unrelated health problems. Periodontal Disease is a slow, progressive disease that has the capability to destroy…Read More
Top 5 Signs Of Periodontal Disease
Nearly 50 percent of all patients experience some form of periodontal disease in their lives. Most fail to understand that if periodontal disease is left untreated, it can negatively impact your oral health, resulting in dental infections, gum recession, and possibly tooth loss. Your gums are an essential part of oral and overall health,…Read More
Do You Need To Floss?
To Floss Or Not To Floss, the age old question. Flossing is necessary to maintain optimal dental health. Flossing at least once a day helps remove the sticky layer (plaque) that develops along our gum line and between teeth. This dental plaque when allowed to build up will eventually irritate your gum tissues and give…Read More
Treating Periodontal Disease With Arestin
Periodontal disease is a progressive disease of the structures (bone and gingival tissues) surrounding our teeth. It is believed that about 65 million americans have some form of periodontitis. Periodontitis is the advanced form of periodontal disease. Once the disease state reaches periodontitis it means there have been some form of permanent loss of bone…Read More
How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?
The standard of care for professional dental cleanings has long been every 6 months. This still holds true today for most patients. Studies have repeatedly shown that those who go to regular dental visits are less likely to have the need for a dental restoration or to have a tooth removed. Are Teeth Cleanings Necessary?…Read More
Are Energy Drinks Bad For Your Teeth?
Energy and sports drinks have become quite popular among teenagers and athletes in the last decade or so. While they are being consumed in large quantities do we know the effect tey may have on our dental health? Well recent research out of Britain may have the answer for us. Dental Health Study Of Elite…Read More
I Have Periodontal Disease…Now What?
Periodontal Disease– is a group of diseases that affect the tissues that support and anchor the teeth. If untreated, periodontal disease results in the destruction of the gums, alveolar bone (the part of the jaws where the teeth arise), and the outer layer of the tooth root. The earliest form of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis…Read More
What is Scaling and Root Planing?
Scaling and root planing is one of the most conservative and effective procedures to treat periodontal disease before it progresses. Scaling is the removal of calculus (commonly called tartar) and plaque that attach to the tooth surfaces. Scaling and root planing cleans between the gums and the teeth along the roots. Scaling and root planing specifically targets the areas below the gum line…Read More