Despite all the attention that cavities receive, the most common dental problem in the world is actually gum disease! If you have swollen, red, or bleeding gums, or if your teeth feel sore or loose, then it’s time to seek out professional treatment. Dr. Shane Smith can eliminate the infection and protect your health with dedicated gum disease treatment in Jonesboro, AR, so don’t wait to schedule an appointment today.
Scaling and root planing is a type of dental cleaning that is specifically designed to stop gum disease in its tracks. First, any plaque and tartar that has accumulated near the gum line are removed (scaling), and then the roots of the teeth are slightly reshaped and smoothed (root planing). This prevents future infections while also kickstarting the healing process by allowing the gums to quickly reattach to the teeth.