How Scaling and Root Planing Protects You From Periodontal Disease

Los Angeles Scaling and Root PlaningBeing proactive about your oral health is a must for maintaining a life-long smile. This includes maintaining a regular schedule of brushing and flossing, in addition to attending your regularly scheduled examinations and cleanings. In the event you miss an appointment or two, the consequences could get exponentially worse, from developing cavities to even developing gum disease or worse. At Ivan Lapidus, DDS Inc in Los Angeles, California, our practice affords us the capacity to treat a wide array of problems such as the ones mentioned above, and welcome our patients to come in for periodic deep cleanings, including scaling and root planing.

Provides a Deep Clean

When you receive a deep cleaning from our office, we take care to remove any harmful bacteria that may have begun to teem your gum lines and target your more sensitive teeth roots. This process is known as scaling and root planing. When we perform our deep cleans, we target the gums and the area between your gums and teeth to ensure any harmful bacteria that have nested there is removed and properly taken care of so as to prevent any further harm from occurring.

Prevents Further Infection

When bacteria target the area between your gums and roots, if left unchecked, it can cause the development of diseases such as periodontitis and gingivitis, which then can lead to gum recession and potentially even missing teeth. Once the roots are exposed due to gum recession and disease, it increases the chances exponentially of further infection and tooth loss. To combat this, we provide a deep clean that removes these bacteria and significantly improves your chances of maintaining a healthy smile.

If allowed to progress, however, alternative options to save your grin may even result in restorative processes such as having to extract one or more teeth and receiving dental implants. Tooth loss is a serious matter, and extraction is usually the last resort, so make sure to stay on top of your oral health by contacting our office to schedule your scaling and root planing appointment today. It is better to act sooner as opposed to later, and it especially makes a difference in the ability to save your grin.

Learn More About Scaling and Root Planing Today

Our practice is one of dual specialties, which means that we have the capability of treating a myriad of conditions, from orofacial pain to periodontal disease and even sleep disorders. Do not let oral bacteria get in the way of your beautiful appearance, and schedule an appointment with the team at Ivan Lapidus, DDS Inc in Los Angeles, California by calling (310) 446-4867 today. While we can treat conditions that have resulted in missing teeth, we can also save you the trouble of dealing with that if you come to see us early.