Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Olympia, WA

Protect Your Gums to Protect Your Health

The teeth are what draw the most attention when you smile, and they play the biggest role in speaking and eating. But the health of your gums is just as important. If they become infected, you can begin to experience sensitivity, your teeth may eventually come loose, and in the worst-case scenario, you could actually have a higher risk for heart problems. If you call Capital City Smiles, we can help you find a solution for your gum disease before it puts your oral and overall health in jeopardy.

Scaling & Root Planing

Periodontal therapy can take a few different forms, but at our office, one of the most important steps is scaling and root planing, collectively known as a deep cleaning. Scaling is the process of breaking down and removing the plaque and tartar that are hiding beneath the gum line where they can’t be reached with a regular toothbrush. Root planing is when the tooth roots are smoothed out so that they can firmly reattach to the gums after recession.

Benefits of Periodontal Therapy

  • Tartar Removal: Much of the bacteria that contribute to gum disease gather in tartar that you can’t easily remove on your own. Periodontal therapy allows us to get rid of this harmful substance and protect your oral health long-term.
  • Improved Health: Keeping your gums healthy will help you keep the rest of your mouth (and your body, to an extent) healthy.
  • Fresh Breath: Persistent bad breath is a common side effect of gum disease. Once it’s been properly treated, you’ll enjoy consistently fresher breath.