Gum diseases are quite common among people. They can range from simple gum inflammation to serious diseases that can result in major damage to the gingiva and even the bones that support the teeth.
You can prevent gum-related diseases by taking care of your teeth and gums on a daily basis and improving your oral hygiene. But in certain instances, your dentist’s intervention is crucial to slow down and stop gum diseases before they get worse and cause tooth loss.
Our periodontist, Dr. Françoise Akoury removes the plaque through a deep-cleaning method called scalingand root planing by scraping off the tartar from above and below the gum line and getting rid of rough spots on your teeth roots where germs tend to gather.
This deep-cleaning process helps remove bacteria that contribute to gum diseases and therefore restores the health of your smile.