Gum disease is often caused by an excessive buildup in plaque and tartar on the teeth and their roots. If left untreated, a patient may experience tooth loss or bone deterioration, among other non-dental health issues. Detecting it early, though, allows a dentist to treat it with a deep cleaning, also called a scaling and root planing procedure.

How Does a Deep Cleaning Work?

Scaling and root planing is a safe and common dental treatment. The procedure begins with a thorough examination of the teeth. We will administer a local anesthetic to help keep you comfortable during the treatment. During the procedure, we will use ultrasonic technology to thoroughly clean your teeth and gum tissues.

Schedule An Appointment With Us Today

A deep cleaning can help combat gum disease in its early stages. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Gentle Smiles in Dallas, TX, today at 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE).