Scaling and root planning also known as “Deep Cleanning” is required when deep pockets are present due to the accumulation of bacteria. With this procedure we can prevent further bone loss and better the health of your gums by carefully removing plaque and tartar at the bottom of the periodontal pockets.
Gum Disease Laser Therapy
The latest conservative gum therapy uses a laser to disinfect and evaporate diseased tissues from around the tooth and inside the gum pocket. Laser therapy is a much more conservative, effective and comfortable option for mild to moderate periodontal cases.
In the case that the infection within the periodontal pocket, the space between your gums and tooth, has become extensive, surgical periodontal therapy is recommended. It is one of the most effective ways in treating periodontal disease.
If decay or tooth fracture extends below the gum line, there is a chance that the dentist might not be able to properly make a crown or other restoration for the tooth. This is when a crown lengthening is then required. The procedure involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum to tooth relationship.