Non-Surgical Gum CareYou may have heard dental commercials talk about gum disease like gingivitis and periodontitis. It isn’t always obvious to a patient when they have one of these conditions. By getting an exam and x-rays, we can diagnose those conditions and treat them quickly with things like a dental prophylaxis (also called a cleaning) or scaling and root planning (also called a deep cleaning). Both procedures are very comfortable for a patient, and patients often feel the difference as their gums become healthier within a few days.