Preliminary Periodontal Treatment

Dr. Irwin has dedicated her career to creating healthy, beautiful smiles.  Overall gum health is essential to this mission.  Dr. Irwin offers preliminary periodontal treatments, such as scaling/root planing and curettage to help her patients eliminate gum disease and achieve optimal gum health.

  • Scaling is the removal of calculus (tartar) and plaque that are on the tooth surface, specifically targeting the area below the gum line, along the root.
  • Root planing removes any remaining tartar and smoothes irregular areas of the root surface.
  • Curettage is a procedure that removes diseased tissue from the mouth and gums and is used on patients with more advanced gum disease.