Periodontal Care

If diagnosed with periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) you must go through a process known as root planing and scaling which is a deep cleaning to remove or eliminate dental plaque and calculus (tartar) from the crown and root surfaces of teeth. To maintain effective treatment of periodontitis the patient must come in for periodontal cleanings every 3-4 months consistently after the initial diagnosis. In some cases the patient will be referred to a Periodontal Specialist for possible periodontal surgery. Some of the symptoms of periodontal disease include bad breath (halitosis) and bleeding or puffy gums.