Scaling & Root Planing
If plaque and tartar is left on the teeth, it provides the right conditions for bacteria to thrive. The bacteria irritate the gums, which can cause them to bleed more easily. You may notice this if you are brushing your teeth or eating, and your gums bleed a bit. This is the early stage of gum disease called gingivitis which can progress into periodontitis - a chronic inflammatory disease which causes a loss of bone around the teeth, tooth loss, and bad breath.
If you have gingivitis, your dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth by scaling and polishing them. They may also recommend an antiseptic mouthwash and show you how to brush and floss your teeth effectively. Most adults have some degree of gum disease.
For more information, please contact ADG Dental at 604.738.3803 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org