Scaling and Root Planing
Periodontal diseases (also known as gum disease) are infections of the gum and bone that hold teeth in place.
If periodontal problems are not treated they can become severe and may eventually lead to tooth loss. Periodontal diseases are often painless and you may not be aware that you have a problem until your gums and the supporting bone are seriously damaged. The good news is that periodontal diseases often can be treated in the early stages with a treatment to clean your teeth called scaling and root planing.
Treatment has a huge benefit. You'll increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth.
Read more about non-surgical gum treatments
such as scaling and root planing.