Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment in Apex, NC

The key to maintaining healthy teeth is having healthy gums. And the key to healthy gums is regular brushing, flossing and the professional cleanings you receive from the dentist or dental hygienist, including deep dental cleaning. This is all part of your preventive gum disease treatment.

Most professional dental cleanings take about 25 to 30 minutes. This preventive gum disease treatmentshould be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums, tooth decay and tooth loss. A routine dental cleaning should include scaling, perhaps some minor root planing, and polishing. Scaling is a gum disease treatment process for removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces on the crown of the tooth.


Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new and advanced technology has led to more modern methods such as electric scalers. These sophisticated tools allow us to perform deep dental cleaning more efficiently and in less time. To achieve the best results, we’ve found that both electric and manual scaling methods should be combined for truly thorough dental cleanings and the most effective gum disease treatment. All of our hygienists are amazing! They all know how to use these technologies and they are thorough and gentle and will take great care of you!

We provide periodontal care and gum disease treatment to people of all ages and are conveniently located on the border of Holly Springs and Apex, NC. To learn more, please call Twin Leaf Dentistry at 919.863.3933 or use our Request an Appointment form.