According to the CDC, more than 64 million adults are living with, or have had gum disease. With proper maintenance, gum disease is treatable and curable. Gum disease is diagnosed when deep periodontal pockets are revealed during probings. Pockets are where the gum has pulled away from the tooth, usually 4mm or greater, but this can vary from patient to patient.
Marina Park Dental offers scaling and root planing, also known, as a deep cleaning, as well as regular periodontal maintenance cleanings. Deep cleanings involve removing bacteria, calculus (tartar), and debris from underneath the gumline in order to reattach the gums to the tooth roots and eliminate periodontal pockets.