Periodontics and Treating Gum Disease
Gum disease increases your risk of systemic health problems, making it more difficult for your immune system to do its job. Ask Dr. Hickey how non-surgical periodontal therapy can help with problems like heart disease, pneumonia, premature labor, and more.
Gingivitis is often painless at first, making it difficult to diagnose without regular dental checkups. Inflammation of the gums can be a potentially serious condition, which is why it’s vital to get regular dental exams from Sound To Mountain Dental.
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Scaling and root planing is a deep dental cleaning procedure Dr. Hickey performs to treat patients with current or developing gum disease. Not all patients need this level of cleaning, but it is key for patients concerned with gingivitis.
If you have been diagnosed with or are concerned you might have gingivitis, Dr. Hickey offers a range of treatments to reverse or stop gum disease’s progression. If you are in the early stages of gingivitis, most treatment options are non-surgical procedures.