Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease that deteriorates the soft tissue and bone that supports teeth.
In order to treat periodontitis, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with one of our Grandville dentists. While periodontal disease is irreversible, the damaging effects can be minimized through a deep-cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing.
Patients with periodontitis often have deep gum pockets around teeth where dental plaque and bacteria builds up. In order to remove this buildup, our dental hygienists use a special dental tool called a scaler to gently scrape away plaque and tartar from teeth and beneath the gum line.
The next part of periodontal treatment involves one of our dentists smoothing out your teeth roots in a process called root planing. This will help your gums reattach to teeth. Since periodontal disease is irreversible, you’ll need to maintain good oral hygiene habits in order to slow the effects of advanced gum disease.
Our Grandville family dentists are able to help you maintain a healthy smile through routine teeth cleanings and scaling and root planing. If you are interested in learning more about periodontal disease treatment, call us at (616) 534-0080.