Periodontal Treatment in Katy, TX

Periodontal Treatment in Katy, TX

Periodontal Treatment in Katy, TX

Signs of early-stage gum disease, or gingivitis, are red, swollen, and tender gums that may bleed while brushing or flossing. If the plaque continues to accumulate, and inflammation expands down closer to the bone, pockets form. Deep gum pockets contribute to faster buildup and are difficult to clean. Once these soft, sticky deposits harden and become tartar, periodontal treatment is crucial to halt the progression of the disease and prevent future teeth and bone loss.

Scaling & Root Planing Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal treatment in Katy involves a 2-step deep cleaning process below the gum line. At Villagio Family Dental, Dr. Adriana Zaharie performs scaling and root planing to remove excessive amounts of plaque and bacteria at the root.

  • Scaling: Scaling removes plaque, bacteria, and tartar below and above the gum line. Scaling involves removing all traces of plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line. Dr. Zaharie will make sure the entire area is clean, all the way down to the base of the gum pocket.
  • Root Planing: Once scaling is complete, root planing will begin. Your dentist in Katy will smooth the surface your teeth roots so the gums can properly reattach.

It may take more than one visit to complete both processes, and a local anesthetic may be needed. A follow-up visit will be scheduled to see how well your gums have healed and to measure the depth of your gum pockets. Additional treatment may be necessary if the gum pockets have gotten any deeper.

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Adriana Zaharie, DMD

Dr. Adriana Zaharie has a gentle patient approach and excellent clinical skills that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.

Adriana Zaharie, DMD