Consequences of Leaving Periodontitis Untreated

Healthy gums are supposed to fit tightly around each tooth, but bacteria, plaque, and tartar build around and under the gums if you don’t care for them. This causes inflammation and periodontal disease. Pockets will begin to form around the gum tissue, detaching it from your teeth. Without addressing this with scaling and root cleaning, you may suffer from the following:

  • Bone and tissue loss
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss

What Happens During Treatment?

Scaling and root cleaning is a two-step procedure that thoroughly eliminates bacterial toxins, plaque, and tartar from your teeth and root surfaces. You will be under anesthesia to minimize discomfort.

During the scaling process, we will use instruments to dive deeper into the gumline, removing plaque bacteria and tartar from your tooth’s surface and underneath the gumline. Root planing will decrease gum tissue inflammation to allow your gums to heal and reattach to your teeth. This treatment involves detailed scaling of your root’s surface to smooth out the rough areas.

Illustration of a root scaling and planning treatment

Post-Treatment Care

After your deep cleaning, you will need to schedule a follow-up to check your progress. We will check for firm, pink gums, no inflammation, no bleeding, and smaller gum tissue pockets. You might not require further treatment if everything checks out, but you should start maintenance visits soon after.

Do You Require Scaling and Root Cleaning in Hialeah, FL?

If your mouth has signs of chronic periodontal disease, we recommend scaling and root cleaning at Best Dentistry Miami. With these procedures, we can help stop the harmful effects of this disease, keeping your mouth happy and healthy. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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