Altona Gate Dental - Every smile is precious
Melbourne's Altona Gate Dental Root Plane & Curetage
Scaling & Root Planing
Plaque and tartar build up, if left untreated, can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. “Gum pockets” form around the roots of the teeth and food and bacteria can become trapped in them.  This increases the risk of gum disease.

Even if your teeth are problem free, "loose gums" cannot hold them in place appropriately and you can eventually lose those healthy teeth.

We all agree, a regular routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing is an important part of regular plaque removal for everyone.

But if you have risk factors that have caused a buildup of plaque on your teeth and gums to harden into tartar, Altona Gate Dental may suggest scaling or root planing your teeth to remove the buildup.

Not to be confused with ordinary dental cleans, root planing removes plaque and infected tooth structure from the root surfaces. Numbing of the area may be required for greater comfort during the cleaning process.

The good news is root planing and scaling, along with our support and instructions on good oral care at home, can help stop the progression of gum disease and your gums will heal and become firm and pink again.

To make an appointment or ask a question, please  enquire online  for a fast response, or phone 03 9318 0771. We look forward to hearing from you.

Melbourne's Altona Gate Dental Stages of Periodontal Disease
                          Dr Peter Zafiropoulos
   Altona Gate Dental
109 Millers Road
                                     Altona North VIC 3025
                               03 9318-0771