Scaling & Root Planning
If gum disease is present, it is recommended that you undergo a relatively non-invasive procedure called scaling and root planning, or deep cleaning. Your hygienist may also recommend placement of a small chip in selected areas to help address the disease. After, it will be recommended that you follow-up with the periodontist or gum specialist. The periodontist will assist you in determining why you developed signs of periodontitis in the first place, and what can be done to prevent the problem from recurring or worsening.