At Midtown Dental Centre, we practice Soft Tissue Management (STM) program to help our patients with periodontal or gum disease. The program involves a quick and painless tissue debridement using dental tools. Scaling and root planing should be performed with any in-office irrigation treatment using fluoride to aid in the healing process.
We perform periodontal scaling and root planing to remove tartar buildup on the gum roots. If not treated, your gums will continue to pull away from your teeth, forming gum pockets where bacteria will thrive. This is the most effective way to get rid of gum disease. In most cases, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area to make you feel at ease during the procedure.
Depending on the severity of gum disease, our periodontist may schedule at least two sessions for this treatment. The success of the treatment is evident in restored gum health and teeth reattaching to the gums.
It’s never too late to seek treatment and reverse the effects of gum disease. If you have any questions about our scaling and root planing procedure, contact us today at (647) 930 0068.