Gum Disease Treatment – Rio Rancho, NM

Protecting Your Gums from Infection

Woman pointing to inflamed soft tissue after gum disease treatment

Gum disease affects nearly half of all adults over the age of 30 in the United States, and yet many of them may not even realize they have it. This is an issue because when gum disease is allowed to reach its most advanced stages, it can easily lead to tooth loss and become very difficult to manage. If you have swollen or bleeding gums, call Southwest Dental immediately; Dr. R can quickly determine whether you have gum disease and arrange for appropriate gum disease treatment at our Rio Rancho, NM dental office to stop it from growing any worse.


Why Choose Southwest Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Comfortable, Relaxing Dental Office
  • Convenient Dental Office Location
  • Friendly, Encouraging Team

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated smile during scaling and root planing

Regular professional cleaning may be enough to reverse gum disease if the condition is caught early. For more advanced cases, however, scaling and root planing are often needed. Scaling is the process of removing all the plaque and tartar from around and below the gumline, cleaning down to the bottoms of any pockets that have formed between the teeth and gums. The next step, root planing, involves smoothing out the roots of the teeth to help them reattach to the gums.