Your gums are just as important as your teeth when it comes to maintaining your oral health.
It is vital to prevent and treat gum disease, which is caused by heavy plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. Over time, plaque causes gums to become inflamed and bleed easily, which is a condition called gingivitis. Untreated, gingivitis can become a periodontal disease, causing gums to pull away from the teeth. Painful pockets of disease can then destroy bones, gums, and mouth tissue. This is one of the most common causes of tooth loss.
To treat gingivitis and prevent serious and painful conditions of the gums, Emergency Dental Care USA in Columbia, SC provides periodontal scaling and root planing treatment locally. Periodontal scaling, also known as “deep cleaning”, is a procedure that removes built-up plaque from your teeth. This can be accomplished traditionally or with a laser or ultrasonic device and reduces your chances of losing teeth, bone, or tissue. It’s an important step in preserving your overall oral health in the long run.