Scaling & Root Planing - Kennewick, WA

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Correcting Soft Tissue Inflammation

As a non-invasive procedure, periodontal scaling and root planing is typically the first approach when it comes to gum disease and gingivitis treatment. While scaling removes built-up plaque on and between the gums (both above and below the gumline), root planing helps to smooth enamel in order to promote growth of new tissue and prevent future buildup of inflammation-causing plaque and bacteria.

Even the most severe stages of periodontal disease are treatable with scaling and root planing. Led by renowned periodontist Dr. Abdullah Alkanan, the periodontal disease treatments offered at Tri-Cities Periodontics & Implants in Kennewick, WA, are unparalleled in terms of results, precision, and cosmetic perfection. As is the case with any gum disease treatment, however, the first step is coming in for an initial consultation. During your first visit, Dr. Alkanan will develop an integrated treatment plan. We will also go over relevant payment options, as well as discuss the need for corrective procedures relating to irregular gums.

The Importance of Treating Gum Disease Early

Believe it or not, most of us have already witnessed firsthand the early stages of gum disease. If you’ve ever felt tenderness in your gums or experienced bleeding while brushing or flossing, chances are you’ve been exposed to the early stages of periodontal disease. Most often caused by the buildup of bacteria-containing plaque and tartar, untreated gum disease can quickly escalate to cause pain, inflammation, tooth loss, and bone loss. In severe cases, unchecked periodontal disease can even increase the risk of developing severe conditions such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.

Thankfully, the acclaimed team at our Kennewick, WA periodontal and implant center have the tools and technology to treat and effectively reverse even the most severe cases of inflammatory gum disease. Our scaling & root planing procedures and gum disease treatments are customized to each individual patient and includes a variety of invasive and non-invasive procedures aimed at cleaning out periodontal pockets, eliminating inflammation, and returning the soft tissue of the mouth back to a state of health and balance.

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Early Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease

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After your gum disease has been effectively treated, you’ll want to make sure it doesn’t come back. Working with a trained periodontist will help to establish effective periodontal maintenance, which requires coming in for supplementary treatments every 3-4 months.  Periodontal maintenance involves deep cleanings below and above the gumline, as well as deep in the pockets between teeth.

In instances of severe gum disease, osseous surgery offers a far more aggressive form of gum disease treatment. Outfitted at our Kennewick, WA, periodontal center with advanced gum disease treatment technology, our acclaimed periodontist can take a surgical approach to eliminate diseased soft tissue and correct bone loss. Like scaling and root planing, osseous surgery also removes years of plaque and calculus buildup in between the teeth.

Reverse Gum Disease And Restore Your Beautiful, Natural Smile.

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