Dr. Zhou and our dental hygienists want to help you avoid gum disease and the destructive effects it has on teeth, gums, and bone tissue.
A Serious Problem
An Effective Solution
If you notice symptoms of gum disease, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zhou immediately. He and our hygiene team can help you gain control of the disease and restore damaged tissues. We also help patients manage the condition with our soft tissue management program. If you have gum disease, we’ll recommend a deep cleaning, followed by more frequent cleanings to ensure successful treatment.
A deep cleaning consists of scaling, to remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the teeth and just below the gum line. The second phase is root planing, which involves smoothing the rough ridges on the roots of teeth. Root planing removes areas where plaque and tartar tend to build up, which deters bacteria from gathering, multiplying, and causing more tissue damage.