Nonsurgical gum treatments, such as scaling and root planing, are vital procedures for patients experiencing gum disease, aiming to restore gum health without the need for surgical intervention. Our skilled dentists and team specialize in these advanced cleaning techniques to effectively treat and manage periodontal disease.

Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning procedures that target plaque and tartar accumulation both above and below the gum line. Scaling involves the careful removal of these harmful substances from the teeth and gum pockets, while root planing smooths the tooth roots to help the gums reattach to the teeth, reducing pocket depth and improving gum health.

Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson and Dr. Marc C. Sharp use specialized tools and gentle techniques to ensure that the scaling and root planing process is as comfortable and efficient as possible. Patients typically experience minimal discomfort during and after the procedure, and local anesthesia can be used to numb the gums and teeth for added comfort.

These nonsurgical treatments are crucial steps in stopping the progression of gum disease and can significantly improve oral health when combined with proper home care and regular dental checkups. By addressing gum disease early, we can help patients avoid more invasive treatments and maintain their natural teeth for as long as possible.

For those experiencing symptoms of gum disease, Dentists at Memorial Park offers compassionate, expert care. Contact us at 713-861-8323 to schedule an appointment for scaling and root planing in Houston, Texas. Let us help you achieve and maintain healthy gums and a beautiful smile.