Periodontal Therapy and Maintenance
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Scaling and root planing, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning, is the process of removing or eliminating the etiologic agents – dental plaque, its products, and calculus – which cause inflammation, thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease.
Diabetic patients are more likely to develop periodontal (gum) disease, which in turn can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications. It’s important to see your dentist regularly to prevent or treat gum disease. A new natural therapy was discussed recently in the journal “Odontology”. The topical treatment was used once daily for 20 days, and reduced the severity and progression of periodontal disease, slowed breakdown of bone surrounding the teeth.