Gum disease is a common condition often accompanied by bleeding during brushing or flossing. A visit to the dentist can relieve symptoms and remove harmful bacteria. We use a procedure called root planing and scaling, or deep cleaning, to prevent and treat periodontal disease and severe gingivitis.
During the deep cleaning treatment, we’ll numb your gums with anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Afterward, you’ll be given a medicated mouthwash to use at home and we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to check your progress.