Periodontal Therapy – Mt. Pleasant, WI

The Gentle Care That Sensitive Gums Need

When people think of their oral health, they mainly think about their teeth. But did you know that gum health is equally as important? If gum disease develops, the gums can become sensitive, bleed easily, and even recede. Eventually, it may cause the teeth to fall out! At Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry, we aim to stop gum disease before it reaches that point with periodontal therapy. If your gums are swollen or tender, or they bleed when you brush or floss, call us right away!

Why Choose Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry for Periodontal Therapy?

  • Calming Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available
  • Dental Team Members Who Speak Spanish
  • Insurance-Friendly Dental Practice

Scaling & Root Planing

Because the plaque and tartar that cause gum disease accumulate below the gumline, a regular dental cleaning can’t remove them. That’s where a two-step procedure called scaling and root planing comes in. First, we break up the plaque deposits that have built up beneath the gumline. Then, we smooth out the rough surfaces of the teeth’s roots, encouraging them to reattach to the gums. This also significantly lowers the risk of future infection.