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smiling person during dental treatmentGum Disease Treatment in Kinross

The team at Kinross Drive Dental offers a broad spectrum of dental solutions. No matter what you may be seeking, we have the skill and technology to provide you with quality care. If you have gum disease, you require specialised services to ensure that your teeth are not compromised.

Scaling and root planing, available at our practice, remove the plaque and tartar that can lead to inflammation of the gum tissue and bone. This advanced cleaning is a nonsurgical procedure appropriate for patients suffering from the milder form of gum disease, gingivitis, or the more severe form, referred to as periodontitis.


When Scaling & Root Planing Are Appropriate

Scaling and root planing can be used as a treatment for gingivitis or as a preventative measure for those with periodontitis. There are several reasons why receiving this type of cleaning is advised:

  • The prevention of disease: The bacteria that cause gum disease travel via the bloodstream to other body parts, linking the condition to lung infections or heart disease. By preventing the progression of periodontal disease, the bacteria cannot spread.
  • The protection of teeth: When pockets form around the teeth, dangerous bacteria fill them, which may lead to tooth loss. In the developed world, periodontal disease is the primary cause of lost teeth.
  • The aesthetics of your teeth: Tartar and plaque removal aren’t the only benefits of scaling and root planing. It also removes superficial tooth discolouration.
  • The improvement of your breath: A common sign of periodontal disease is chronic bad breath or halitosis. The bacteria present can cause a bad odour which is alleviated when scaling and root planing is performed.

What to Expect

After a thorough evaluation, we can determine whether you need scaling and root planing. We’ll take X-rays, examine your mouth, and explain our diagnosis before beginning. Local anaesthetic may be used.

During the scaling, specialised instruments remove plaque and calculus from the tooth. In root planing, the surface that contains unwanted tartar, toxins and microorganisms is removed and the root smoothed to prevent future problems and promote healing.

Antibiotics may follow a deep cleaning to soothe any irritation and assist in the healing process. At the next visit, we’ll examine your gums to ensure that the pockets have healed.

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Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Gum Disease Treatment Kinross, Currambine, Clarkson, Joondalup, Burns Beach WA | (08) 6201 6555