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Gum disease is gum tissue inflammation that leads to tooth and bone damage, but while in its earliest stages, it can be corrected with a simple process known as scaling and root planing to prevent irreversible damage.

Plaque accumulation on the teeth in a common cause of gum disease because, if left untreated, it can irritate the gums. We encourage you to attend regular dental cleanings at Barré Dental Care to remove plaque and tartar buildup and aid in the prevention of gum disease.

When gum disease develops in an advanced stage, it often requires surgical treatment, but early stages can be reversed with non-surgical methods such as scaling and root planing. Dental scaling involves hand instruments that create sonic vibrations to remove plaque substances. Then, we follow up by scaling the tooth root surface to clear away plaque from under the gums.

Following your treatment, it’s crucial to follow the dentist’s instructions, especially for prescription medication. We will schedule a second appointment to follow up on your progress, and you will need to visit Barré Dental Care regularly for dental exams and cleanings, as well as properly care for your smile at home.

We encourage you to contact our office at 504-367-0355 today if you have noticed any signs of gum disease and would like to speak to our dentist, Dr. Barton Barré, about receiving scaling and root planing in Harvey, Louisiana.