Eliminate Gum Disease and Restore Your Oral Health with Scaling and Root Planing

Have you noticed that your gums are more sensitive than normal? Are your gums bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth? If so, you may be experiencing the early signs of periodontal (gum) disease, and you should visit our dentist right away. Gum disease is a serious and degenerative condition that can lead to severe oral health issue, including tooth loss, bone loss and issues with your overall systemic health.

When you visit Irvine Spectrum Dental for your gum disease treatment, our dentist will first evaluate your condition to determine which treatment or set of treatments is best for you. Many early cases of gum disease involve a traditional deep cleaning, called scaling and root planing. This is a two-part treatment designed to clean up your oral health: scaling involves removing plaque, tartar and bacteria from the outer tooth surface, and root planing focuses on cleaning and smoothing out the roots of the teeth to remove bacteria.

young woman receiving basic scaling treatment for gum disease from dentistGenerally speaking, the effects of gum disease cannot be reversed, but scaling and root planing, as well as other gum disease treatments, help halt the progression of the disease. This not only helps you avoid further damage to your smile but also helps Dr. Anthony Yu to focus on correcting any damage that has already been done. Your scaling and root planing treatment may take several appointments to complete, but our dentist will work with you to ensure that you receive complete and thorough treatment.

If you have gum disease, we encourage you to contact our practice at 949-387-6418 to set up your appointment. Our scaling and root planing in Irvine, California, and other gum treatments can help restore your smile.