Scaling And Polishing

Periodontists are the dental specialists who treat gum disease. Periodontists are able to provide a simple surgical solution that is done in the office with only a simple local anesthetic.

Normally, this minimally-invasive surgery does not hurt when it is being done and usually does not cause pain after the anesthetic has worn off.

The range of treatments in periodontics is:

  • Scaling and root planning
  • Aesthetic and Gingivectomy
  • Esthetic Periodontal Crown-Lengthening Surgery and Bone graft


The term "periodontal disease" or "gum disease" in its strictest sense refers to both gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis is and inflammatory condition of the gingiva. Gingivitis is modified by several factors such as smoking, certain drugs and hormonal changes that occur in puberty and pregnancy.

Periodontitis follows gingivitis and is also influenced by the individual's immune and inflammatory response. It starts by microbial plaque. Periodontitis involves the destruction of the supporting structure of the teeth. Clearly, periodontitis is the most significant of these diseases because it causes tooth loss, mouth odor or bad breath or halitosis

Oral reasons for mouth odor may include gum disease, broken down teeth and decay, prosthetic devices that are ill-fitting or that cause food accumulation in hard-to-clean areas and even smoking.

Our periodontists and oral surgeons share their knowledge and expertise to make use of the so called plastic periodontal surgery using bone and other types of grafting materials to regain your natural smile.