Did you know that your gum health is critical to your smile and overall well-being? Unfortunately, about half of all Americans deal with gum disease to some extent. The good news is that our dentist in Jacksonville, FL, is ready to help.
Scaling and root planing is the gold standard of gum disease treatment.
It is a non-surgical procedure in which Dr. West and our hygiene team use special tools to clean above and below the gum line, remove infected tissue and bacteria, and smooth the teeth’s roots to prevent the risk of reinfection.
may be combined with antibiotics and is often carried out over the course of several appointments.
State-of-the-art technology improves gum disease treatment in every way—like the soft tissue laser. This allows Dr. West to remove damaged or infected periodontal tissue with extreme precision. Soft tissue laser treatment is often necessary for more severe cases of gum disease.
Unlike traditional (i.e. surgical) methods of gum disease treatment, the soft tissue laser eliminates the need for a scalpel or sutures. Since the dental laser sanitizes as it works, it also promotes faster healing of the affected tissue.
Dr. Jacqueline West is proud to serve as your . She also offers dental care to patients in nearby Riverside, Avondale, and Ortega. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for , please call West Dentistry at (904) 387-3333. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.