Periodontal (gum) disease is a degenerative disease that can significantly affect your oral and overall health. Beginning in the build-up of calculus and plaque on the teeth and gums, periodontal disease continues to destroy the gums, bones, and teeth in the mouth unless it is treated. When periodontal disease is left untreated, it has been linked to:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy complications

At Moody Street Dental, our hygienists offer scaling and root planing, two deep cleaning services, to help you return to optimal oral health. Sometimes the earliest stages of periodontal disease (gingivitis) can be reversed through a thorough dental cleaning and good oral hygiene at home. The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to brush twice each day, floss every day, limit snacks, eat healthy meals, and visit the dentist at least twice a year. If your gums are red, swollen, or bleeding, please contact Moody Street Dental immediately as these are the signs of periodontal disease. Together we can change your oral health and smile for the better.

As with all treatments at Moody Street Dental, we will thoroughly explain the procedures involved in scaling and root planning, answering all your questions so you feel confident, comfortable, informed and secure. We invite you to call or visit our office today.

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