Scaling and Root Planing: What to Expect

Scaling and Root Planing: What to Expect

If you have missed a few dental cleaning appointments, or if you are predisposed to gum disease, you may need a special deep cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing. Although it sounds ominous, this procedure is common and relatively simple. Scaling uses specialized tools to clean out plaque and tartar from beneath the gums. Root planing cleans and …

Indications for Gingival Grafting

Indications for Gingival Grafting

Periodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the hard and soft tissues that support teeth. Here at Holzinger Periodontics & Dental Implants, we know that gingival grafting can be a beneficial way to improve periodontal health. Gingival grafting, also called connective tissue or gum grafting, is a procedure done to reverse and/or combat future gum recession (the pulling away …

4 Signs You Have Periodontal (Gum) Disease

4 Signs You Have Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Approximately 80% of all adults have some form of periodontal disease. It is caused by plaque, a sticky blend of food debris and bacteria that accumulates on the teeth and gums. If not removed quickly, plaque can harden into calculus, irritating the gums and increasing the risk of infection.  As bacteria spreads through the gums, it causes periodontal disease, also …