Deep Cleaning Of Roots
The initial stage of treatment is usually a thorough “cleaning” that will include meticulous scraping to remove plaque and tartar deposits from root surfaces beneath the gum line.
The tooth roots will be smoothed, allowing the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth.
Antibiotics or irrigation with anti-microbials (chemical agents or mouth rinses) may be recommended to help control the growth of bacteria that create infection that causes periodontitis. In some cases, Dr. Wallace may place an antibiotic in the periodontal pockets after tartar and plaque removal. This is done to control infection and to encourage normal healing.
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