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Scaling and Root Planing

Safe and Effective Gum Disease Treatment

Stop the progression of gum disease with scaling and root planing

The Dangers of Gum Disease

Do you know the early warning signs of gum disease?

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Red, puffy gums, otherwise known as gingivitis, is the earliest stage of periodontal disease. It might seem like a little problem, but if left untreated, it can have huge consequences. Gum disease not only can lead to tooth and bone loss, but it has been shown to worsen other systemic health conditions as well as increasing your risk for the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Premature of low birthweight babies
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Head and neck cancer

It is vital to stop the progression of periodontal disease before it can spread to infect your entire body. Treating your gum disease with scaling and root planing can do just that!

  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Scaling and root planing is most effective when periodontal disease is caught in its earliest stages

    The active infection in your mouth causes pockets of bacteria to form around your teeth. The get bigger and bigger, eating away your soft tissue and bone until your teeth get loose and eventually fall out. The goal of scaling and root planing is to clean out and reduce the size of these pockets.

  • The Procedure

    Before the scaling and root planing procedure, Dr. McIntyre will make sure you are sufficiently numb before beginning

    Using special hand tools and ultrasonic equipment, tartar and bacteria are completely removed above and below your gum line. Your roots are smoothed to encourage reattachment of healthy gum tissue. You might be given antibiotics or a medicated mouthwash to fight the infection and to stop the progression of gum disease. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene habits and to see us regularly for cleanings in order to keep a healthy smile for life!

Contact Us Today to Schedule an AppointmentCall our office today at(512)-402-5987

Dr. David McIntyre has a family-owned and -operated practice in Kyle, TX. He has extensive experience in treating gum disease and provides a variety of periodontal treatments, including scaling and toot planing. Call our office today to make an appointment!

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