Scaling and Root Planning in Lafayette, LA

For those who have the first stage of periodontal disease (gingivitis), we provide scaling and root planing to halt and reverse its progression. Many people don’t know that periodontal disease is often completely preventable with good oral hygiene practices. Periodontal disease begins when plaque and calculus are allowed to remain on the surfaces of the teeth and gums. Once there, they begin to accumulate and the bacteria they produce start to destroy the gums, teeth, and supporting bone. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss and has been linked to:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke

By stopping periodontal disease in its earliest stages, we can help return you to optimal oral health and reduce your risk for these health problems. Scaling and root planing are two deep cleaning procedures that can be performed in one or more visits to the office, depending on the number of areas that need to be treated. Thanks to the use of local anesthetic, scaling and root planing are often completely comfortable for our patients. Contact us today if you have gums that are red, swollen, or bleeding as you may suffer from periodontal disease. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier and more radiant smile soon!