Gum Disease Treatment – Whiting, IN

Specialty Care to Tackle Gum Disease

Dentist providing gum disease treatment in Whiting to a patient

At United Dental Centers of Whiting, we have a periodontist on staff that specializes in treating gum disease and other procedures that impact the gums. So, whether you’re suffering from the early or late stages of this condition, our dental team can help tackle your symptoms and preserve the health of the foundation of your smile. To schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment in Whiting, please call our dental office.

Why Choose United Dental Centers of Whiting for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Experienced Periodontist On Staff
  • Serving Patients in Whiting Since 1989
  • Caring, Long-Standing Dental Team

What is Gum Disease?

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Gum disease is a common oral infection that targets the foundation of your smile – your gums. It gradually progresses with time, causing a wide range of symptoms ranging from bleeding gums and chronic bad breath to tooth loss. Our team’s goal is to diagnose and treat the condition as early as possible to keep it from leading to permanent oral damage. At each of your dental checkups, we’ll examine your gums and let you know whether you could benefit from scaling and root planing.

Scaling & Root Planing

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Scaling and root planing, also known as a dental deep cleaning, is when our team will clear all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, as far down as the pockets of the gums. We’ll then smooth out the roots of the teeth, removing any hardened deposits of bacteria that could compromise the foundation of your teeth. During this process, we aim to reduce the prevalence of harmful oral bacteria and minimize symptoms of gum disease.