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Periodontics (Gum Disease) in Hopewell

Our doctors and skilled dental hygienists actively screen for signs of gum disease and provide treatment to prolong the function of your teeth and gums. Your gums are vulnerable to infection. Bacteria can build up in the pockets of your gums surrounding your teeth. This bacteria slowly eats away at your gum tissue and the bone that hold your teeth in place. For this reason, periodontal disease leads to more mobile teeth and tooth loss than cavities and tooth decay. It is the “silent killer” that often does not cause immediate pain or noticeable symptoms until it is severe.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing, is a treatment where we remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria from above and below your gum line. We use special tools to clean and smooth the surfaces of your roots to prevent irritation and infection from re-occurring.

Periodontal Maintenance

After scaling and root planing, it is important to visit your hygienist for regular maintenance, as the periodontal pockets around your teeth are often deeper than you can effectively clean at home.

Call us today to learn more about our periodontics services or to make an appointment.

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