Dentistry

For the Entire Family

Scaling and Root Planning in Florence, KY

Periodontal (gum) disease is a degenerative process that occurs when accumulated plaque and calculus on the teeth begin to destroy the gums, bone, and teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss and has also been linked to the following health problems:

  • Pregnancy complications
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease

At Kenner Dentistry in Florence, we are dedicated to protecting you and your family from the risks associated with periodontal disease. We always recommend a good oral hygiene routine at home, completed with brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and eating healthy and balanced meals. We also provide periodontal services, such as scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), at the office to help halt and even reverse the process of gum disease. Scaling and root planing can require several visits to our office, depending on the number of areas that need to be treated. Thanks to local anesthetic, periodontal scaling and root planing can be a comfortable treatment for anyone. Call us immediately if you have gums that are red, swollen, or bleeding, as these are some of the first signs of periodontal disease.