Oral Prophylaxis/Scaling

Gum disease is an infection in the gums, and therefore also in the bones once it gets to be rather severe. This causes bone loss down into and around each of the teeth. When that happens, bacteria gets into your bone and blood stream and can become a system problem, not just an oral problem

At your first visit with us and at your regular cleaning visits we will make sure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible! When we find unhealthy areas in your gums, we will educate you about options to get you back to health. We have leading-edge technology in our hygiene department, just as we do in all other areas of our practice. How do you know if your gums are unhealthy? A simple test is to vigorously floss between all of you teeth. Is there any blood on the floss? If so, you have gingivitis at least, and possibly more progressive gum disease. Healthy gums do not bleed when you clean your teeth with brushing or flossing. If your teeth and gums bleed when you brush and floss, you are at risk for serious illness.


Do you commonly find yourself asking, “I wonder if my breath is bad?” or “Why does my mouth taste so bad in the morning?” This is very common, and the answer is pretty simple. Of course, bad breath can be caused from something you ate, like garlic or onions. This is usually temporary due to your last meal. We are discussing more of a chronic bad breath situation, where it seems like no matter what you do you still have bad breath. 

Bacteria is a big culprit of bad breath.
In Summary:

Bacteria is the cause of almost ALL cases of chronic bad breath

Under the gums & on the tongue are areas where bacteria accumulate

The cure is pretty simple: manage the amount of bacteria in your mouth


Mild to moderate disease : Only scaling is required where all the surfaces of the tooth are cleaned. followed by proper oral hygiene.

Severe to Advanced disease : For these cases when the gum has receded, leading to formation of gum pockets, deep scaling is required followed by Flap Surgeries , to restore the width and continuity of the gums with tooth.