Periodontal Treatment

The Dental Professionals at Westside Family Dental can help treat your gum disease. There are many causes for gum disease. Excessive sugar in the diet, poor brushing or flossing habits, smoking, or piercings can lead to deterioration of the gums, allowing bad bacteria and food particles access to the root of the tooth causing more damage. If caught early, gum disease can be managed and West Side Family Dental can establish a plan for eradicating it.

Some mouths are prone to gum disease or deterioration due to certain ligaments being tighter, shorter, or looser than they should be in an ideal mouth. Regardless of good dental habits or optimal diet, certain mouths simply need routine gum treatment.


Periodontal scaling procedures include the removal of plaque, calculus and stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth, whereas root planing is a specific treatment that removes the roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms and their toxins. Scaling and root planing are often referred to as deep cleaning, and may be performed using ultrasonic instruments and hard instruments, such as periodontal scalers and curettes. We medicate after root planing and scaling to help treat any infection.


Schedule an appointment with Westside Family Dental for more information on how we can help treat your gum disease.