According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gum disease affects one out of every two adults in the nation. Our goal is to diagnose and treat this condition as soon as possible to keep it from inflicting permanent damage on your smile. One way we’re able to do this is by offering customized plans for gum disease treatment in Newport, RI. If you’ve noticed that your gums bleed while you brush or floss, or your teeth appear longer, please contact our dental office to schedule a checkup as soon as possible.
Scaling and root planing is a two-step process that typically takes place between one and two appointments. During the first part, our team will thoroughly clear all plaque and tartar that has accumulated on the surface of your smile. Next, we’ll smooth out the roots of your teeth to allow your gums to healthily reattach and provide the vulnerable area with much-needed protection. By minimizing the prevalence of harmful oral bacteria, this treatment can ease or completely erase uncomfortable gum disease symptoms, depending on how far the condition has progressed.