Dr. Josh M. Millsaps emphasizes the importance of periodontal care for maintaining overall oral health. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to serious dental issues if not treated properly. One of the most effective treatments for early stages of periodontal disease is scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning procedure that targets the roots of the teeth and below the gumline.

The Importance of Periodontal Care
Our dentist and team stress the benefits of scaling and root planing for patients with periodontal disease:

  • Prevents Disease Progression: Early intervention can prevent periodontal disease from advancing and causing more serious health issues.
  • Reduces Inflammation and Bleeding: By removing plaque and tartar buildup, this treatment reduces gum inflammation and bleeding.
  • Eliminates Bacteria: Scaling and root planing help remove the bacteria that cause periodontal disease, promoting healthy gums.

Scaling and Root Planing Procedure
The procedure at Hickory Dentistry involves a meticulous process for optimal results:

  • Scaling: We carefully remove plaque and tartar from below the gumline, cleaning each tooth down to the root.
  • Root Planing: The roots of the teeth are then smoothed out to help the gums reattach to the teeth, reducing pocket depth.

Our team is committed to providing comprehensive periodontal care in Hickory, North Carolina, to prevent and treat gum disease effectively. For patients experiencing signs of periodontal disease, contact our office at 828-322-2977 to schedule an appointment. Early treatment is crucial for maintaining your oral health and preventing further complications.

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