If you, or any of your Dansville or Wayland family and friends, suffer from red, puffy, bleeding gums, it’s likely you, or they, are one of nearly half of the adult American population with periodontal disease. Also called gum disease, it is a bacterial infection in the gum tissue that can have many detrimental effects on your overall health.
At A Smile by Design, Dr. Vogler and his Dansville dental team can help treat gum disease with procedures called root planning and scaling. This involves numbing your gums before starting to scrape the dental plaque from the teeth, both above and below the gum line. Scaling is done above the gums, and planing on the root below the gum line. This is done with the intention of getting the gum tissue to reattach to the clean, bacteria free root.
This is not a one-time procedure, in most cases, but a recurring treatment that should be done regularly, on a schedule determined by Dr. Vogler and your hygienist. For your convenience, this procedure is performed at our Dansville dentist office, also serving Wayland dental patients.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact A Smile by Design’s Dansville dental office today to schedule a periodontal disease consultation with Dr. Vogler, your Dansville and Wayland dentist.