Your mouth is full of bacteria, and when this bacteria is allowed to build, it forms a sticky substance called plaque on your teeth. When plaque isn’t removed, it hardens into tartar and your gums can become infected.
Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss among adults. In addition to missing teeth, gum disease can lead to a variety of health complications including heart attacks, strokes, and more.
Thankfully, Dr. Cooper offers two convenient procedures to treat your gum disease.
Tooth scaling is the most common non-surgical treatment for gum disease. The procedure involves using specialized tools to clean above and below your gumline, removing harmful plaque and tartar. Tooth scaling is minimally invasive and virtually painless. It can also be completed in just one appointment, depending on the severity of your infection.
After you undergo a tooth scaling procedure, you may also need a root planing treatment. This procedure involves smoothing out your tooth roots so your gum tissue can reattach to your teeth. The combination of tooth scaling and root planing together are often referred to as a deep cleaning.
Visit Contemporary Dental Arts for Gum Disease Treatment
If you develop gum disease, it’s essential that you seek treatment before it advances to a severe stage. The more advanced your infection becomes, the more difficult it will be to treat.
So don’t hesitate — contact our practice in San Jose today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Cooper.