The treatment for periodontal gum disease is relatively straightforward. When identified early, many of the damaging effects of gum disease can be stopped and, in some cases, reversed. One of the most common treatments prescribed by Dr. Harrell is scaling and root planing. This procedure consists of removing tartar and calculus from the teeth, both above and below the gum line. Thanks to anesthetic agents, the process is very comfortable. Furthermore, the use of high-tech ultrasonic scalers makes it easier and more effective to remove tartar and other harmful agents from tooth surfaces. Invisible ultrasonic vibrations help loosen tartar and calculus, making their removal easier and more pleasant for the patient.
The goal of this treatment for periodontal gum disease is to rid the teeth of substances that are causing the gum recession and pocket deepening. Once the teeth are clean, the gums can reattach to tooth surfaces, closing gum pockets and eliminating the spaces where bacteria thrive.
If your gums are red, swollen or bleed easily, call or email Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today to schedule a dental exam. Dr. Harrell can offer treatment solutions to safely and effectively restore your gum health and protect your teeth. If you are considering cosmetic work, contact us about a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Harrell. During your consultation, a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your treatment is complete.