Gum Disease Treatment – Mount Pleasant, SC

Protect Your Smile with Gum Disease Treatment


Our periodontal therapists do so much more than just clean your teeth. During your six-month dental checkup and teeth cleaning, our dental team will carefully evaluate and diagnose the health of your mouth and gums. If an infection is present, we can provide state-of-the-art management for all levels of periodontal (gum) disease. Healthy gums will help you enjoy your teeth for a lifetime – so do not put off calling our dental office and scheduling gum disease treatment with our Mount Pleasant, SC dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson.

Why Choose Smile Carolina Dental Group for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Experienced, Gentle Dentists & Team
  • Focused on Educating Our Patients
  • Dental Sedation Available to Help You Relax

Gum Charting and Diagnostic Services

Dentist providing gum charting during gum disease treatment visit

Your periodontal therapist will keep a record of your gum health with your dental/periodontal chart. Between your teeth and gums exist small pockets, and healthy teeth fit securely in the gumline. However, when the depths of these pockets grow, it might indicate the presence of an infection and gum disease. Your hygienist will record your pocket depth on your chart to keep track of the small changes that could indicate the early stages of periodontal disease.

In-Office Periodontal Therapy

Animated smile with teeth in need of in office gum disease treatment

Dr. Johnson provides periodontal therapy for moderate levels of gum disease with scaling and root planing. This method is often combined with antibiotics. Scaling removes plaque and bacteria from above and below the gumline, and root planing smooths the root to prevent reinfection.

About Gum Disease

Closeup of smile showing signs of gum disease

The majority of American adults are currently dealing with gum disease to some extent. The condition leads to bad breath, bleeding, tender gums, and even tooth loss in its later stages. Left untreated, gum disease can even contribute to heart conditions, respiratory issues, and pregnancy/birth complications.

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Scaling & Root Planing

Model tooth used to explain scaling and root planing

If you have a case of advanced gum disease, we may choose to perform a “deep cleaning” using two procedures called scaling and root planing. They will be used to break up and eliminate plaque both along and below your gumline, and they are one of the best ways we can protect your smile from this harmful infection.

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