Periodontics/ Gum Surgeries


Periodontics/ Gum Surgeries

The Periodontists at Floss Dental are exceptionally trained to perform a range of procedures like scaling and root planning, root surface debridement, and other regenerative procedures. At Floss Dental we understand that healthy gums lead to heathy teeth that give you a happy smile, and are committed to helping our patients smile confidently.


What type of treatments are available at Floss Dental?

Periodontics focuses exclusively on the inflammatory diseases that destroy the gums are other supporting structures around the teeth. At Floss Dental, we offer a diverse range of treatments, such as scaling and root planning, root surface debridement, and regenerative procedures. Some of the common treatment options include:


·       Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning below the gum line used to treat gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue that could affect the teeth and supporting bone in your mouth. Plaque bacteria, acids and certain foods all contribute to the development of gum disease.


Do I need a dental scaling?

If left untreated plaque will cause gum disease that leads to bone and tooth loss. While plaque is always forming on your teeth, cleaning it well is necessary to prevent the bacteria in plaque from causing gum inflammation. Your dentist may recommend dental scaling if the gum disease has progressed to damage the structures below the gum line, in which case a dental cleaning will not suffice.


What is the procedure for scaling and root planing?

Your dentist will start the procedure with a thorough examination of your mouth. Next, they will remove plaque bacteria, tartar, and biofilm from the tooth surface and underneath the gum line using manual hand instruments and/or ultrasonic instruments.

Root planing involves detailed scaling of the root surface to decrease inflammation of the gum tissue. Your dentist will scale the root surface to smooth out rough areas, eliminate plaque, and biofilm development.


What will be the duration of my treatment?

Generally, the whole procedure can be done in a single visit, however, your dentist may also recommend scaling only a quadrant or half of the mouth per appointment.