Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the country, said to affect one out of every two adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the early signs of gum disease can seem minimal, as the problem progresses, the condition can cause irreparable damage to your smile, like permanent tooth loss. Dr. Baioni’s goal is to spot the earliest signs of gum disease and treat the condition with scaling and root planing gum disease treatment in our Pea Ridge, AR dental office to reverse or minimize the prevalence of the symptoms and improve your oral health.
Scaling and root planing, also commonly referred to as a deep cleaning, is a two-step process that can take place over the course of one or two appointments. First, Dr. Baioni will thoroughly remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, as far down as the pockets of you gums. Then, he’ll remove any hardened pockets of bacteria from the roots of your teeth, allowing your gums to healthily reattach and provide the vulnerable structure with protection. Our goal for this treatment is to minimize the effects of gum disease or reverse them completely.