Periodontal Treatment (deep cleaning)
Gum disease is the most common disease to affect the oral cavity; there are two basic disease types of gum disease; gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the tissues (gums). Periodontitis is the inflammation of the periodontal tissues (supporting bone and tissues around tooth roots). The best treatment for gum disease is prevention through good oral hygiene combined with professional dental cleanings. Treatment can include: frequent professional cleanings, scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), antimicrobial treatments, and gum surgery.