Maryland Periodontics and Dental Implants
7902 Old Branch Ave., Suite 209
Clinton, MD 20735
(301) 856-1200
Areas of expertise

Maryland Periodontics provides many dental services that will assist you
in achieving your dental treatment goals.

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Scaling and Root Planing

Inconveniences of the disease

  • Toxins or poisons produced by bacteria in the plaque irritate the gums and destroy supporting tissues around the teeth, forming pockets.  A sticky, colorless that constantly forms on your teeth results from calculus and bacteria forming deposits under the gums.
  • Gums bleed when a person brushes and flosses.
  • The mouth and gums are puffy and red.
  • Gums continue to pull away from the teeth.
  • Gum and bone attachment to the teeth are lost and pockets deepen.
  • Affected teeth can become loose and eventually may be lost.
  • Persistent bad breath.

Advantages of treatment

  • Removing the hard deposits below the gum line and cleaning out the pockets.
  • The teeth are cleaner.
  • Reduces the disease activities locally and systemically.
  • Reduces teeth decay.
  • Reduces movement and shakiness of the teeth.
  • Decreases bleeding and inflammation if present.
  • Correct or improve a periodontal problem that is affecting your oral health and physical health.