Studies suggest that up to 80% of American adults suffer from a mild to advanced stage of gum disease. This condition is one of the most common health problems in the world, and untreated cases can lead to permanent consequences such as the loss of natural teeth. At Capitol Dental Group, our team has made periodontal screenings a crucial part of each regular appointment. We want to identify traces of this disease as early as possible so that we can treat any damage and restore your smile’s health.
The earlier we discover gum disease, the simpler your treatment plan will be. Please let us know if you experience any of the following symptoms regularly:
Scaling and root planing is a minimally invasive service that will treat moderate cases of gum disease. This procedure typically requires multiple appointments and has two major components. First, our doctors will perform the scaling by thoroughly removing infectious bacteria and accumulations of plaque from underneath the gum line. Then, we will smooth the rough spots from the tooth roots during the root planing portion, which are prime targets for bacteria and plaque as well.
We may also recommend antibiotic treatment as a supplement to scaling and root planing. ARESTIN comes in a powder form and will be applied directly to the periodontal pockets in order to eliminate any remaining bacteria and help your gums heal more successfully over time.