Periodontal Services

Healthy gums are vital to your overall oral health. At McMillan Family Dental in Meridian, we offer scaling and root planing for gum disease treatment.

Periodontal services help to prevent or treat periodontitis. Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, occurs when the gum tissue becomes inflamed due to prolonged exposure to bacteria, tartar, and plaque. A patient experiencing the early stages of gum disease may notice that their gums are slightly swollen and redder than normal. They may also bleed when brushing and flossing or during a dental cleaning. Many patients choose to ignore the problem at this early phase. However, delaying or avoiding treatment can lead to serious oral health consequences.

As the gums become increasingly irritated, they can begin to recede and pull away from your teeth. This creates voids that we call periodontal pockets. These empty spaces can quickly become infested with bacteria and plaque, allowing the condition to easily spread throughout the rest of your mouth. The concern is that it can reach the jawbone and the connective tissues of the teeth. Once that happens, tooth loss is very likely to follow. Our goal is to prevent you from ever reaching or experiencing this crucial phase.

We offer a selection of effective periodontal treatments that are designed to stop gum disease from spreading and reverse its effects.

Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is the standard treatment for periodontitis. It is highly effective and minimally invasive, making it the perfect method for treating periodontitis in the early stages. Our dental professionals use special tools to remove tartar and plaque from below the gum line. We also smooth out the root surfaces to prevent future accumulation.

Visit McMillan Family Dental in Meridian to receive top-quality gum disease treatment. Don’t wait until gum disease has caused irreversible damage. Our dental professionals will work with you to restore your oral health.

Please call us at (208) 216-1718 to schedule an appointment.

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