Your Carlsbad Dentist Offers Periodontal Treatment
The main objective of periodontal treatment is to get the infection under control. Naturally the frequency and intensity of the treatment will be determined by the severity and extent of the disease. Regardless of treatment type, patients must adopt a fundamental oral hygiene regimen at home, and should read our article on brushing twice per day. Additionally, this should be considered a great time to quit the use of any tobacco products.
Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)
If required, we will do a deep cleaning of your teeth by removing plaque by a technique called scaling and root planing. Scaling involves scraping tartar from tooth surfaces above the gum line, while root planing involves the removal of rough spots where bacteria collect on tooth roots.
In some cases, medications may be used as part of a treatment plan, depending on severity. Medication may not always displace the need for surgery, but it can be used in conjunction.