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DO I REALLY HAVE TO SEE YOU AGAIN? (Part 2 of 2)

Image showing scaling and root planing procedure

            Ok, since you read the previous blog, now it's treatment time.  Based on the amount of bone loss we are able to treat the disease here in our office with scaling and root planing.  If the disease has progressed significantly we may refer you to a periodontal specialist.

            Scaling and root planing, also known as a "deep cleaning" is a conventional periodontal therapy, nonsurgical process of removing/eliminating the disease causing agents.  This cleaning is performed both above and below the gum line to remove dental plaque and calculus (tartar).  Typically we numb the gum tissue and use both manual and ultrasonic instruments.  Following this ...

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