Surgical Periodontal Treatment
Scaling & Root Planing
Periodontal scaling and root planing is the most common treatment for early stage gum disease. This procedure is performed either when gum tissue retracts from the base of your teeth or tartar (calculus) forms around the roots of the teeth.
Gum recession is a commonly occurring dental problem in which the edge of your gum tissue around the teeth tends to pull back towards the root of the teeth. Receding gums makes it easier for the bacteria to multiply in the formed gaps between the teeth and the gum line.
Bruxism refers to an oral parafunctional activity which occurs in most humans at some point in their lives. The grinding of the teeth and the clenching of the jaw are the two main characteristics of this condition, which can occur either during the day or at night.