Periodontal disease is a very common oral health condition, and its presence can result in bone deterioration and tooth loss if it’s left untreated for too long. That’s why Dr. Gary Nawrocki and the rest of our Cocoa Beach team work hard to treat this infection as soon as possible with scaling and root planing. This in-depth, non-surgical cleaning helps to cleanse the gum tissue and remove dangerous bacteria, creating dramatic benefits for patients with mild, moderate, or severe periodontal disease. Contact Nawrocki Dental today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment! We welcome new patients from Cape Canaveral, FL and other nearby areas.
During the scaling portion of the procedure, our team will use special instruments to remove plaque and tartar from both the crown surfaces and the root surfaces underneath the gum line. Then, the root planing portion actually smooths the rough root of the tooth, which promotes good healing and dissuades bacteria from accumulating there in the future. Our team may also recommend antibiotic therapy to soothe irritation and accelerate healing.
During a follow-up appointment, Dr. Nawrocki will examine the gum tissue again to gauge your healing. Further treatment may be necessary if the gum pockets are still relatively deep.