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Do you have swollen irritated gums? Do your teeth feel loose? Looking for a periodontist in North Potomac, MD? There are different types of dentists you are going to see throughout your lifetime. Depending on your needs you will be referred to different specialists that can better help you treat and prevent different dental illnesses.

Periodontists treat and prevent oral inflammation in your gum tissues when there is periodontitis; this means that your gums are inflamed or infected due to a variety of reasons. When dealing with gum disease, a simple professional cleaning won’t be enough to treat the infection. Your periodontist will have to perform scale and root planing to clean up your gum tissue and make sure infection can be prevented in the future. If you are looking at getting implants, the periodontist will examine your gum tissue and bone structure to make sure you can hold the implants. Ready to visit our periodontist in North Potomac, MD? Schedule your appointment today!

Root Planning and Scaling

We all have seen a little blood when we brush; small amounts are normal when we brush a bit harder than we should, however, when it starts becoming a problem is when bleeding is substantial, and the gums appear puffy and red.

That means that there is an infection that can have a bad impact on your dental health if left untreated. When a routine cleaning is not enough to treat gum disease, root planing and scaling can help get rid of the infection and prevent further damage to the gum tissue.

Your dentist will first examine you and look at the overall health of your gum tissue, and then conduct a thorough cleaning. What causes the decay and damage are the toxins and waste of bacteria that accumulates on your gum and teeth. By using a special tool, the dentist will scrape all the buildup that has been created – however, the infection can reach deep within your tooth creating pockets where bacteria accumulates. The goal is to reach deep into the gum and clean the area. When the tissue is infected or inflamed, it will grow over your tooth making them appear shorter. With root planing, the dentist will get rid of the extra gum tissue, reshape the gum line and reattach the gum to your teeth.

Periodontist North Potomac, MD

Think you need periodontal services in North Potomac, MD? If you have been having problems with your gum, and they appear inflamed, we recommend you see your dentist immediately to prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth. Call (301) 359-1600, or visit us at 11908 Darnestown Road, Suite A, North Potomac, MD 20878 – we would love to take care of all your dental needs!

Dr. Simranjit S. Bawa

DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)

Dr. Bawa is a gentle, caring dentist who is committed to providing quality care and remaining aware of the latest advancements in dentistry.

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