Periodontal disease is when bacteria in the form of plaque and tartar begins to colonize your teeth under the gums. With time this colonization can cause your bone to begin to regress to avoid the infection. The loss of bone is called periodontal disease. Routine dental cleanings can go a long way to promote dental health and wellbeing, but certain kinds of bacteria and inefficient can lead to these problems. The main treatment for periodontal disease is what many commonly call a deep cleaning or what we refer to as scaling a root planning.
This procedure is usually performed for each quadrant of the mouth and involves numbing the area. Once the area is numbed dental instruments are used to remove the debris that is located under the gums and stuck to the tooth. When the periodontal infection and bone loss is advanced it may be appropriate to refer to a gum specialist called a periodontist.
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