If you want your teeth and gums to be healthy, it is important to practice excellent oral hygiene. However, sometimes in spite of our best efforts, we develop periodontal disease and need a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. At our practice, McGregor Dental at McGregor Point, our dentist in Fort Myers Florida, Dr. William J. Shorack, can provide you with the gum care that you need.
If it is seen that you have developed mild-to-moderate gum disease, it will most likely be recommended by our dentist that you receive a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. Our dentist in Fort Myers Florida can provide this important periodontal treatment for you. Depending on the type and severity of the gum disease that you have, different treatment options may be recommended. However, in many cases, periodontal scaling and root planing is a highly effective treatment for gum disease. Gum disease develops when tartar remains on teeth and deep pockets develop between the teeth and gums. Sometimes patients may have other contributing factors to developing gum disease, such as diabetes or they take certain medications. Whatever the cause of the disease, it is important that gum disease is always brought under control as it will never get better by itself. When a patient has gum disease, it can go on to cause serious infection in the mouth which can even spread to other parts of the body. Gum disease will also lead to tooth loss. Our dentist will carefully evaluate your situation, and recommend appropriate treatment. When you have a scaling and root planing treatment, all deep pockets between the teeth and gums will be cleared of bacteria, plaque, and tartar. This should help the gums to heal. During this treatment, our dentist may also provide you with topical antibiotic treatment to help rid your mouth of infection.
To see our dentist in Fort Myers Florida for dental care, contact us today.