At Bedford Dental, we understand the seriousness of gum disease and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is an effective non-surgical treatment for periodontitis. We use specialized dental tools to access deep spaces between teeth to remove plaque and tartar. Once that is complete, we will smooth out any rough spots on root surfaces in order to prevent future accumulations. This treatment is highly effective in stopping periodontitis and helping the gums heal.

Dental Crown Lengthening

When periodontitis occurs, the oral tissue becomes swollen and inflamed. This can cause an unattractive, “gummy” smile. Dental crown fixes this issue by removing excess gum tissue, exposing more of the natural teeth. This procedure can also be used to even out an irregular gum line.

At Bedford Dental, our goal is for you to have a healthy smile that lasts for a lifetime. For more information about our periodontal services, which include scaling, root planing, and dental crown lengthening, contact Bedford Dental at (708) 496-8896.