Scaling and Root Planing

Deep Cleanings in Alexandria, VA

Our staff member at the computerPeriodontal (gum) disease is a potentially serious problem of which many people are not aware. Taking care of your teeth is certainly important, but your gums are equally vital to your oral health – and overall wellness. Gum disease can result in tooth loss and additional problems, ranging from destruction of the bone beneath your gums to cardiovascular risks.

When we discover patients have gum disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing. This procedure is basically a deep cleaning for your gums. We clean under your gums and the roots of your teeth to combat infection and inflammation. The results are less gum sensitivity and a healthier mouth.

Schedule your regular dental cleaning with Williams & Patterson Family Dentistry now, and we’ll inspect your gums for signs of disease. Just call (703) 960-1160.