At iDental we provide the following Peridontal treatment procedures:
Scaling and polishing
By cleaning and polishing the surfaces of the teeth, they become smoother. When your teeth are smooth and clean, it is much more difficult for the bacterial plaque to adhere. This in turn reduces the likelihood of gum disease and reduces the conditions for tooth decay to occur.
Root Planning and Root Curretage
Root planing is ‘deep’ scaling to clean parts of the teeth below the gum-line which cannot be reached with a toothbrush.
Gums can become diseased so that they look red and puffy. They will probably bleed when you brush. Painless gum ‘pockets’start to form around the teeth and bone supporting the teeth is slowly lost.
Root planing cleans out these pockets and removes plaque and hard tartar from the tooth roots. It takes longer than a scale and polish and is often done under local anaesthetic. Your mouth might be treated in sections, or more than one visit.