Many people have some form of gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease. Gum disease is an infection caused by bacteria that surrounds the soft tissue that supports your teeth. In some instances, gum disease goes untreated because the onsets of symptoms are not painful, and can be difficult to distinguish. Gum disease that is not professionally treated with general dentistry leads to gingivitis, and eventually worsening gum disease or periodontitis. Neglecting to treat your gum disease can be detrimental to your oral health. Additionally, research shows that periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. The team at DeSoto Dental encourages all of our patients to practice good oral health care habits, including two professional cleanings per year.

Treatment for Periodontitis

We are committed to providing patients with a happy and healthy smile. The health of your gums is vital to your overall health and wellbeing, including a beautiful smile. You can trust the caring professionals at DeSoto Dental to take good care of your gums and smile. We provide patients with personalized treatment plans for those who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease. The periodontal therapy process is a minimally invasive treatment that provides patients with a path to a healthy smile. DeSoto Dental invests in the latest technology, providing gentle dental care to all of our patients.

Deep Cleaning, Scaling and Root Planing

For those who suffer from periodontal disease, deep cleaning, scaling and root planing are the most common methods to removing dental tarter from the surface of the teeth. Root planing is the process of smoothing the surface of the root to remove any decay that is present. Our mission at DeSoto Dental is to make patients as comfortable as possible before, during and after dental treatments and procedures. Don't hesitate to discuss with us any concerns you have regarding the deep cleaning, scaling and root planing process. We want all of our patients to be at ease, and satisfied with their oral health. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, there are ways to help deter any further decay. To schedule your appointment, contact DeSoto Dental today.