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Gum Disease Treatment – Reno, NV

Protecting More than Just Your Teeth


Your teeth are the star of the show when it comes to your smile, but they absolutely need the support of the gums to function properly. Without consistent care, they can actually develop an infection called periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. Redness, sensitivity, bad breath, and even tooth loss are all common symptoms, but thankfully, we can help a patient get their oral health back on track here at Village Dental. Are your gums looking swollen or bleeding more easily these days? If so, give us a call today so we can protect your smile’s foundation with gum disease treatment in Reno, NV!

Scaling & Root Planing

Patient receiving scaling and root planing periodontal therapy

Gum disease is primarily caused by a buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar near and below the gum line, so the key to treating it is to remove these harmful substances. This is done using two techniques-- scaling and root planing. Scaling involves clearing away the plaque and tartar, while root planing entails slightly reshaping the tooth roots and making them smoother. Together, they not only stop a current infection, but also protect a patient against future ones while kickstarting the recovery process.