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Discover comprehensive periodontal care at My Family Dentist, where our specialized approach ensures optimal gum health and supports overall oral well-being.


What is periodontics?

Periodontics is the dental specialty focusing on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. Our team of hygienists uses deep cleaning treatments to prevent gum disease and bone loss. Periodontal treatment will be based on the severity and individual needs of your case. In most cases, Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing will be performed. Scaling – This procedure is usually performed with special dental instruments and may include an ultrasonic scaling tool. The scaling tool removes calculus and plaque that form on the surface of the crown and root surfaces. In many cases, the scaling tool includes an irrigation process that can also be used to deliver an antimicrobial agent below the gums that can help reduce oral bacteria. Root Planing – This procedure is a specific treatment which serves to remove cementum and surface dentin that is embedded with unwanted microorganisms, toxins and tarter. The tooth is literally smoothed in order to promote good healing. Having clean, smooth root surfaces helps bacteria from easily colonizing in the future.

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