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If you are a victim of gum disease, you need to have it treated as soon as possible. Gum disease is not something to ignore. So, if you have red, swollen, bleeding, or receding gums or constant bad breath, then you need to call My Dental Care at 317-849-0999 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia.

If your smile is suffering from the early stages of gum disease, then you will most likely need a scaling and root planing treatment. To help you know more about scaling and root planing in Fishers, Indiana, our dental team is happy to provide the following information for you:

The reasons for treatment

If you ignore the signs of gum disease and refuse to fix the problem with this treatment, your gums will be irritated, your underlying bone will be deteriorated, and your teeth will be lost. When you have gum disease, the plaque on your teeth will severely irritate the gums, making them move away from your chompers. When this happens, pockets form between the teeth and gums. As time passes by, bacteria, plaque, and tartar gather in these pockets and destroy your smile. If the pockets don’t get cleaned on a regular basis, your oral health will be in grave danger, which is why this treatment is so important.

The process of scaling and root planing

The process of scaling and root planing involves your dentist removing all of the plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline. Your dentist will clean all the way down to the bottom of the pocket. Then, they will plan your roots by smoothing them out so the gums can reattach to the teeth. If needed, your dentist will provide a local anesthetic to help you through the appointment.

Aftercare tips

Aftercare is very important, which is why we strongly recommend taking the medications or using the oral rinse that your doctor prescribes to you. You don’t want to take the chances of infecting the gum pockets once again. In addition to the prescribed medication, your dentist will also insert medication into the pockets during the treatment to promote healing. This will help relieve the swollen, tender, and bleeding gums you might experience after the treatment.

Gum disease is a severely dangerous and serious dental condition that quietly and quickly damages your smile. If you notice any of the gum disease signs, call My Dental Care now at 317-849-0999 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia as soon as possible.